Pocketful of Dreams
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Pocketful of Dreams

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It's 1939, and the Brogan family of London's East End are ready to show Hitler what for. But things don't seem so rosy when rationing, evacuation and air-raids start to put this larger-than-life family to the test.When a mysterious young man arrives at the Brogans' local parish church, he provides just the dazzling distraction they need - and for eldest daughter Mattie, the promise of more than she'd ever wished for. But as the pair fall deeper in love, they are drawn into secret dangers, rife on the very London streets they call home.As the young couple race to protect the East End as they know it, can their dreams survive the darkening backdrop of war-time...?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 301g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786491389
  • 9781786491381
  • 1,282,650

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Charming and full of detail about the work of a nurse in 1940s London, you will ride emotional highs and lows with each new birth and death. Beautifully written and some sharp dialogue. * The Lady on Jean Fullerton * A well-thought out story, with strong characters and excellent historical details * Anna Jacobs on NO CURE FOR LOVE * A beautifully written sequel that gives you a fab insight into the life of a nurse in London's East End in the '40s * Closer on ALL CHANGE FOR NURSE MILLIE * Warmth, humour and characters readers care about are Fullerton's hallmarks. * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * A real page-turner with larger-than-life characters and convincing period detail * Daily Express * A delightful, well-researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war. * Lesley Pearce, on CALL NURSE MILLIE *show more

About Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is the author of eight historical novels and two novellas She is a qualified District and Queen's nurse who has spent most of her working life in the East End of London, first as a Sister in charge of a team, and then as a District Nurse tutor. She is also a qualified teacher and spent twelve years lecturing on community nursing studies at a London university. She now writes full-time.Find out more at www.jeanfullerton.comshow more

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