After the War is Over
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After the War is Over

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Bestseller Maureen Lee returns to Bootle in this heart-warming tale set between Liverpool and London in the post-war years.Liverpool 1945. Three women - the strongest of friends - return home, trying to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed. They've been thrown together by the war and shared all sorts of good and bad times. Now their old lives seem dull in comparison. But not for long... Maggie and Nell are both twenty-one and full of hope and excitement. Iris, on the other hand, is feeling apprehensive about returning to civilian life. At the age of thirty, her only wish is to have a baby, but sadly this wish is yet to come true. When one of the women falls pregnant, there begins a dramatic sequence of events so wide-reaching that the three friends' lives will become more intricately woven than they could imagine...Over the next quarter of a century the story of these remarkable - and very different - women unfolds into an uplifting tale of how three ordinary families become extraordinary.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 30mm | 621.42g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752876686
  • 9780752876689
  • 330,724

About Maureen Lee

Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had numerous short stories published and a play professionally staged before her first novel was published. Her award-winning novels have earned her many fans. Her latest novel, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. She is an RNA winner, and writes full time. Maureen now lives in Colchester, Essex. To find out more, visit www.maureenlee.co.ukshow more

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A warm, strong novel for a cold, drippy summer DAILY MAIL on Nothing Lasts Forever"show more

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[Thumbnails of previous titles, as per style of Au Revoir Liverpool: Queen of the Mersey, The September Girls, Kitty and her Sisters, The Leaving of Liverpool, Mother of Pearl, Nothing Lasts Forever, Martha's Journey, Au Revoir Liverpool] Praise for Maureen Lee 'A tender saga of family life that explores the themes of love and forgiveness' My Weekly 'Millions of fans can't be wrong. A spellbinding story set in Liverpool in the war and post-war years' Belfast Morning Telegraph 'Lee's contemporary tale of family, friendship and feuds is full of her trademark warmth and wisdom ... Another enchanting story from a master storyteller.' Lancashire Evening Post 'You'll be totally gripped by this wonderful tale' Woman's Own 'A warm strong novel' Daily Mail 'So much more than a Liverpool saga - these are real people grappling with real dilemmas with humour, anger and all too human weakness... a wholly satisfying read' Historical Novels Review 9780752876689show more

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Bestseller Maureen Lee returns to Bootle in this heart-warming tale set between Liverpool and London in the post-war years. Liverpool, 1945.Three women, strong friends, return home from the war trying to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed.They've been thrown together by the war and shared all sorts of good and bad times.Now their old lives seem dull in comparison, but not for long... The younger women, Maggie and Nell, are both twenty-one and are full of hope and excitement; Iris, on the other hand, is feeling apprehensive about returning to civilian life. At the age of thirty her only wish in life is to have a baby, but sadly this wish has yet to come true. When one of the women falls pregnant, there begins a dramatic sequence of events so wide-reaching that the three friends' lives will become more intricately interwoven than they could ever have imagined. Over the next quarter of a century this story of three remarkable - and very different - women unfolds into an uplifting tale of how three ordinary families become extraordinary. £12.99 IN UK ONLY www.orionbooks.co.ukshow more

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259 ratings
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4 27% (71)
3 31% (81)
2 10% (25)
1 3% (9)
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