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  • BUKBA
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    A Sister's Sorrow is a moving tale of triumph against all the odds from Sunday Times bestselling author, Kitty Neale.

    Following the death of Sarah Jepson's mother Annie, Sarah is left to care for her little brother Tommy. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves in the wake of the terrible upbringing they have endured.

    But then Tommy is struck down by illness and Sarah's new life collapses. Lost in grief, she turns to the handsome Roger to save her - only to find that he is not who he seems. Waiting in the wings is George - kind, but brutally scarred, Sarah's never seen him as anything more than a friend. But could all that be about to change?
  • ASPSW
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    **A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** You can never leave a bad man behind...Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully. When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck. But Alec is far from a distant memory and, unbeknown to Mavis, he's watching her and her happy family closely. Just waiting for the right time to make his next - and final - move...
  • BFASK
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    Hope never dies...The dramatic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of NOBODY'S GIRL. After losing everything in the Blitz, Hilda Stone and her 14-year-old daughter Ellen are desperate for a miracle. But their world is shattered when a telegram informs them that Doug - their beloved husband and father - has been lost at sea. In the depths of despair, Hilda is one day approached by a strange woman with a message - and both she and Ellen are astounded when the prediction becomes a reality. Years later, the teenaged Ellen makes a shocking mistake - but is rescued by the man who later becomes her husband, and the family finally find peace. But their joy is cut short when Ellen's baby daughter is killed in a tragic accident. Blaming herself for the accident, Ellen remembers the woman's prediction all those years ago and searches desperately for proof of an afterlife. Her search becomes an obsession and she reaches rock bottom - until she is given a sign. But will it provide the answers Ellen so desperately seeks?
  • AFPZM
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    A gritty tale of family and a love that holds no bounds, from the best-selling author of Nobody's Girl and A Father's Revenge. Celia Frost has always thought herself a cut above the other residents of Lark Rise in Battersea. When her beloved son, Thomas, starts seeing Amy Miller, a girl from the bottom of the Rise, Celia disapproves, thinking her common. When Celia's husband leaves her and Thomas announces he is to marry Amy, she is more determined than ever to split them up.Celia needs an ally, so she writes to her elder son, Jeremy, asking him to come home. Jeremy's arrival unleashes a tide of jealously and hate. He wants everything that belongs to Thomas - especially Amy. As Jeremy's dangerous obsession for his brother's wife grows, Amy must fight for her marriage, and her baby. The heartbreaking new novel from the bestselling author of A Father's Revenge and Nobody's Girl.
  • BQKFM
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    A Cuckoo in Candle Lane, is Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale's first novel, a powerful drama of family life set in post-war London.When Elsie and Bert Jones move with their children, Ann and Arthur, to Candle Lane, a modest street in Battersea, they miss their comfortable house in Wimbledon. But the move is the right thing to do, while Bert starts a new business. They are a warm-hearted family and Elsie soon makes friends with her less fortunate neighbour, Ruth, and her daughter Sally. But before long Elsie realises that all is not well in the house next door... Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is a rags to riches story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.
  • AEIPH
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    Abandoned and alone, you'll do anything to survive! A gritty saga from the bestselling author Kitty Neale. Abandoned on the cold stone steps of an orphanage, only a few hours old and clutching the object which was to give her name, Pearl Button had a hard start to life. Now 16 years old, she's finally managed to escape the cruel confines of the orphanage, and enter the real world. Finding work at a nearby cafe, Pearl is thrilled to start earning her own money, even if she must contend with sharp-tongued Dolly Dolby. But soon she becomes tangled up in the murky South London underworld in which Dolly's son -- the cruel but handsome Kevin -- operates. By chance, she sees something she shouldn't, something dangerous, and her life is thrown into jeopardy. Can gentle giant Derek Lewis protect vulnerable Pearl from Kevin -- and her own heart? Meanwhile, a local boy is snatched, terrifying this close-knit community, and at the orphanage where Pearl lived out her wretched childhood, the past is coming back to haunt its owner -- and the secret she has promised to guard for so many years!
  • ADHFN
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    A mother must fight to protect all she holds dear! A bad man can never come good! Thirteen years have passed since Kevin Dolby was sent to prison for robbery with violence. In the meantime, his ex wife Pearl Button has divorced him and remarried, determined to protect her son from knowing who his real father is. Then she hears two pieces of terrifying news -- Kevin Dolby is up for parole and that her dear friend Bessie is gravely ill. Bessie has taken on Nora Dobbs, a young woman and she asks Pearl to take over her care when dies. Pearl, thinking that Bessie will recover from her illness and live for many more years, agrees, but less than a week later, Bessie passes away. Pearl will now have to take over Nora's care and plans to take her to Winchester. However, when Bessie's will is read, she has left the shop and premises to Pearl, yet with a proviso. Pearl not only has to take over Nora's care, she must do it in Battersea, moving into the shop and premises and living there for the rest of Nora's natural life. Then, and only then, can she sell up. While Pearl is persuaded to move back to Battersea, Kevin is granted parole but desperate for money, approaches his parents. Once he gets what he wants Kevin intends to see his son, and nothing is going to stand in his way.
  • AMYWL
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    A heartrending story of family shame from Sunday Times bestseller, Kitty Neale. A gritty London tale, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Nadine Dorries and Maureen Lee. 1950s Battersea is no place for a shamed woman...Fractured Alison is the ugly duckling of her family and has always been treated with disdain by her mother. After years of being bullied, she is drawn to the one man who shows her affection. But when he brutally rapes her, leaving her pregnant, she is cast out. Forgotten Shunned by her family, Alison must start to make her own way and plan a life for herself and her unborn child - and for the first time she is master of her own destiny. Forgiven? But when the baby arrives, Alison feels no love for her new son. Terrified that history will repeat itself, can she find a way to love her child? And will she ever find the forgiveness she craves from her family?
  • AWXOB
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    **A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** BEATEN Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home...BROKEN When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind. BEREFT Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?
  • BLYDU
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    An emotional family saga that will tug at the heartstrings from Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale.Daisy Bacon has an ordinary, happy life living with her family in South London. Until tragedy strikes and her mother is killed in a devastating accident. Blaming herself, Daisy retreats into a world of silence, unable to utter a word.When her father remarries, the family home becomes unbearable at the mercy of cruel stepmother Vera. Luckily, Daisy can always count on her cousin Lizzie to bring sunshine to her life. But when shocking truths about Vera come to light, could it bring the possibility of a fresh start for Daisy after all?Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is a rags to riches story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.
  • BMMZJ
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    Kitty Neale's A Daughter's Courage is a book about family, hope and salvation. It's sure to delight fans of Dilly Court.

    Dorothy meets Robbie and the two are quickly engaged. But an unexpected pregnancy puts everything at risk - and Robbie is soon nowhere to be seen. In an attempt to pick up the pieces of her life, Dorothy heads to Battersea and becomes a working girl in order to support her parents.

    But then Robbie returns. But he hasn't come back to rekindle their relationship...
  • AILKI
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    The heart-breaking new novel from one of the UK's favourite storytellers Ruth has been living the life of a wealthy widow on the Costa Blanca. But the money has run out and she's going to need to provide for herself and her seven year old daughter Penny, an unwanted product of her short and loveless marriage. She ups sticks and returns to Margate, England determined to set up her own business, at any cost. Penny is the last thing on her mind as she throws herself into her new venture, and the poor little girl is left in the care of others, distanced from the cold and uncaring mother whose eyes are on the dirty tricks she's prepared to play to get what she wants. Lorna, Ruth's old friend, becomes everything to Penny, offering the love and attention she should have found with her own mother. For Lorna, Penny is the closest thing to the daughter she has always longer for. But Lorna harbours a devastating secret. Ruth shocks everyone by packing Penny off to boarding school, with little regard for seeing her again. When tragedy strikes, Lorna's cousin Maureen, a feisty ex-stripper from London, comes into Penny's life. It's time for Penny to make her own way in the world, and she bravely decides to move to the big city. She's thrown into the buzzing, grimy but thrilling streets of Soho and a life not so far removed from her past as she might have thought. However, there's a dark side to the new life she is living, and it becomes clear it wasn't just Lorna who had been keeping huge secrets. Huge shocks and difficult times await Penny. She's forced to make the most difficult choices. Can she make it in her new life, alone? Just how much is she her mother's daughter, and what happens when Penny falls for the wrong man?
  • AEIPJ
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    Meet the Drapers -- they're as tough as they come ! The gritty drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody's Girl. Set on the mean streets of 1960s South London. MENACING! The Drapers rule the streets of South London. Everyone's afraid of them -- and that's just how they like it. But when tempers flare and a family feud spirals out of control, tragedy strikes, leaving eldest son Danny in charge. MANIPULATED! But he has shocking plans for the family business and Petula, the baby of the family, becomes the scapegoat for the Draper's dirty dealings. MISSING! Years later, and the once united family has now split up. Petula returns to the place she once called home to face her family as well as her demons, unleashing a terrible secret that could destroy them once and for all!
  • AGIXC
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    The gritty drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody's Girl. Bullied by everyone around her for years, has Mavis Jackson finally found happiness? Or is it a case of going from the frying pan straight into the fire? BULLIED Taunted by everyone around her, including her mother Lily, 15-year-old Mavis Jackson is devastated when her only ally, her father Ron, leaves home to beat his gambling addiction. Forced to walk the streets in search of junk to sell, the future seems bleak. BRIBED Until an unexpected fairy godmother arrives in the form of Edith Pugh. Struck down with a debilitating illness, she needs help around the home. In Mavis, she sees the perfect solution. Especially as she has ulterior motives...BLAMED Meanwhile, Ron has fallen off the wagon and disappeared. Best mate Pete doesn't know where he is and has to break the terrible news. But does he have another reason for his sudden interest in the Jackson family? BETRAYED Back at Edith's, Mavis revels in her new job. But when Edith reveals her true motives for taking Mavis under her wing, she faces a monumental decision, one which could change her life for ever...
  • BJLSS
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    A wonderfully gritty, heart-warming novel in the vein of Maureen Lee from the author of OUTCAST CHILD 'Dad loves Mum - loves her to the point of obsession. He's jealous when she shows us any affection.' Set in Battersea in the Fifties and Sixties, the Pratchett family have to contend with coalman Alfie Pratchett's obsessive jealousy. Although Alfie is a bully, his two teenage children, John and Millie, have learned to dodge him and his moods. The main concern of ugly duckling Millie - who looks nothing like her handsome brother John - is to protect their mum, Eileen. When a serious crisis occurs at the Pratchetts' home, Alfie is forced to watch his whole world gradually collapse around him. Their old life has gone forever, and a new one has begun - one in which rape, debt, alcoholism and insanity play their parts. And redemption is a long time coming' Kitty Neale is a storyteller of rare power, unafraid to uncover the dark secrets that lie behind the well-scrubbed doorsteps of family homes.
  • BTLBL
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    This family saga, packed with dark secrets, from Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale, will tug at the heartstrings. Millie Pratchett's life is not an easy one. Her dad, coalman Alfie, is a bully, and his vicious temper dominates their small terraced house in Battersea. His teenage children, handsome John and ugly-duckling Millie, have learnt to dodge his moods but Millie lives in fear for her mother, Eileen. When Alfie's tyranny forces Eileen into an impossible position, a crisis erupts. The Pratchetts' old life collapses around them and a new, darker future looms. But people are not always what they seem; could Millie turn out to be far stronger and more resilient than anyone could have imagined ? Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is an emotional family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.
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    Will she ever find a home where she can belong? The dramatic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of LOST ANGEL. ALONE...Jennifer Lavender was a lonely child. She always felt like second best and desperately craved her parents love. ADOPTED...When Jenny learns she was adopted everything falls into place. But her dream of finding her real family can never be fulfilled - her mother died alone giving birth. ABANDONED...Now a grown woman, she attempts to fill her void by marrying Marcos. For a while she feels loved, but when the police show up at their door Jenny realises that her marriage is not what it seemed. Destitute, she is forced to move away and start again. ASTOUNDED...While adjusting to her new life by the sea, Jenny meets a young woman who will change her life forever. Together they search for the truth, but what they discover may be more than they can bear.
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    Emma Chambers has an way out of the poverty-stricken life she lives -- but it might just destroy her to take it! The gritty tale from the bestselling author of NOBODY'S GIRL. DESPERATE! Left to raise eight siblings after her mother's death, 17-year-old Emma Chambers faces a daily battle with hunger and her father's drunken rages. Until she is offered a way out. If she marries landlord Horace Bell - twenty years her senior - Emma can swap abject poverty for comfort. DEGRADED! But Horace soon reveals his true, sadistic colours. Emma is thankful when he eventually abandons her - until she realises she is again penniless and in peril. A chance meeting plants an idea in her mind. All her life, men have taken advantage of her. Now it's time to turn the tables. IN DANGER! Years later, and Emma has built up a successful business on South London's meanest streets. But then tragedy strikes - and it becomes clear that someone has been watching Emma, intent on revenge!
  • BIAOM
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    **A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** BEATEN Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home...BROKEN When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind. BEREFT Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?
  • BWSLI
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    Four women seek the ultimate revenge against the men who betrayed them. The gritty drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody's Girl. SWINDLED... Val Thorn, Paula Richardson, Cheryl Cutter and Betty Grayson have one thing in common - they have all been betrayed by men. SHAMED... Rape victim Paula has been terrified ever since her brutal attack. High-flyer Val's life has fallen to pieces since she was forced out of her job. Grief-stricken by her grandmother's death, nurse Cheryl was tricked out of her inheritance. Timid housewife Betty sacrificed all for her husband. Now, 20 years later, he's left her and she's destitute. SACRIFICED... Now these four women want revenge. Masterminded by Val, the four women set out to right past wrongs. But will their role of avenging angels take them down a terrible road?