The Homecoming

The Homecoming

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It is 1946, and with the war at last at an end, members of the Adams family who had been serving with the forces begin to come home. Boots is reunited with Polly and their twins, his son Tim returns to the welcoming arms of Felicity, and with so many others coming back, Chinese Lady finds herself once more the watchful matriarch of the family. But grandson Daniel is still serving in an army unit out in Palestine, where he is caught up in life-threatening circumstances, and his American fiancee, Patsy, counts the days until his return. Boots, Polly and Mr Finch attend the Nuremberg trials, where they discover the full horrors of the Third Reich and witness Germany's major war criminals being brought to justice. And while the new Labour government struggles with the problems of a country drained by the war, Sammy pursues his business interests with post-war energy and unfailing optimism.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 381 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • facsimiles, tables
  • 0552148849
  • 9780552148849
  • 1,699,097

About Mary Jane Staples

Mary Jane Staples lives in Surrey and is the author of twenty-four previous novels about cockney life, many of which feature the well-loved Adams family.show more

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It is 1946, and with the war at last at an end the younger members of the Adams family parted for the duration begin to come home. Boots is reunited with Polly and their twins, his son Tim returns to the welcoming arms of brave Felicity, and Bobby and Helene, their dangerous work in occupied France at an end, arrive home at last. Chinese Lady can resume her role as matriarch of an ever-growing clan. But grandson Daniel is still serving in an army unit out in Palestine, where his life is in considerable danger, and his American fiancée, Patsy, counts the days until his return. While the new Labour government struggles with the problems of a country drained by the war, Sammy pursues his business interests with post-war energy and unfailing optimism. Many new family members - small babies, sweethearts, husbands and wives - join in as the whole Adams family comes together as never before to celebrate peacetime.show more

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