A Penny for Tomorrow

A Penny for Tomorrow

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Jeannie Johnson's novel, THE REST OF OUR LIVES, introduced our three heroines. The post-war years bring these very different women just as many disappointments, dreams and triumphs. It's Coronation Year, 1953, a new beginning. Like many cities, Bristol is patching itself up after the war, and refugees who fought for the allies are seeking sanctuary in Britain. Charlotte tries to forget her wartime love and accept the shortcomings of her marriage. Edna has three beautiful children and will do anything to protect her brood but hasn't allowed for the effect of a deadly, twentieth-century disease. Polly still hopes for an easier, more glamorous life, but with her irrepressible young daughter and her charming, tricky husband, will things improve?show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752853821
  • 9780752853826

About Jeannie Johnson

Jeannie Johnson is married with one daughter, and worked in copywriting and marketing before purchasing and running hotels in both Bath and the Welsh Borders. She won the BBC New Writers Initiative at Radio Bristol for 'Second Time Around', which was broadcast in March 2002 starring Stephanie Cole and June Barrie. She has appeared as a supporting actress in TV programmes including Casualty, Border Cafe, Pobol y Cwm, and a number of others.show more

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Jeannie Johnson was one of three guest speakers at the BRISTOL EVENING POST LITERARY LUNCH March, with Pete McCarthy and Sarah Harrison. This event was preceded by an interview in the BRISTOL EVENING POST. Jeannie was also a guestat the recent RNA literary lunch. Stores who've held events with Jeannie include; OTTAKARS ABERGAVENNY,OTTAKARS CIRENCESTER and BORDERS BRISTOL. Jeannie Johnson has featured in various articles in the BRISTOL EVENING POST. An interview with Jeannie followed this in the BRISTOL EVENING POST on 22nd January 03 and she has been mentioned in the paper in February in the interviews of other literary lunch guests. The BRISTOL EVENING POST have also supported Jeannie by publishing her article based on her memories of Coronation Year 1953 (50 years ago) which ties in with the plot of A PENNY FOR TOMORROW. This piecealso included a mention of her debut novel. THE BATH CHRONICLE ran a big spread on Jeannie and her local connections. BATH FM, BBC RADIO BATH and BBC RADIshow more

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4 33% (3)
3 44% (4)
2 11% (1)
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