The Angels of Lovely Lane

The Angels of Lovely Lane

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'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express. It is 1953 and five very different girls are arriving at the nurses' home in Lovely Lane, Liverpool, to start their training at St Angelus Hospital.

Dana has escaped from her family farm on the west coast of Ireland. Victoria is running away from a debt-ridden aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth. And Pammy has come from quite the wrong side of the tracks in Liverpool.

The world in which they now find themselves is complicated and hierarchical, with rules that must be obeyed. Everyone has their place at St Angelus and woe betide anyone who strays from it.

But when an unknown girl is admitted, after a botched late abortion in a backstreet kitchen, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.

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What people are saying about THE ANGELS OF LOVELY LANE:

'Nadine Dorries's writing is sparkling and vibrant, her books are a joy to read'

'The book was like a dream - difficult to put down'

'You feel as if you know the characters personally!'

'Enthralling read, can't wait to read more'
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 38.1mm | 612.35g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784082228
  • 9781784082222
  • 1,408,207

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'It was a time when desperate women sought back-street abortions and bigoted attitudes were rife, and the book addresses some of the beliefs thatt they struggled with, both in their own lives and those of their patients and colleague' Woman Alive. 'A multi-layered book [with] gorgeous sentences and sensational plotlines' With Love for Books. 'Captivating, phenomenal and touching' 23 Review Street. 'A riveting tale packed full of history, love and deceit' OK! Magazine. 'The characters are engaging ... and the theme of the novel powerful' The Times. 'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express.
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About Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool and spent a great deal of time in Mayo with her Irish grandmother. She trained as a nurse and has been the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire since 2005. She has three daughters.
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Rating details

2,730 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1,370)
4 32% (879)
3 14% (371)
2 3% (71)
1 1% (39)
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