Three Great Novels

Three Great Novels : "Goodbye Sweetheart", "The Girls They Left Behind", "Keep Smiling Through"

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Like any street in any town, April Grove in Portsmouth has its good and bad neighbours, its gossip, scandal and romance. These three novels have young lovers parted almost before they have found each other, long-married couples divided by a common danger and children evacuated to the country, not knowing when or to what they will return. Their personal stories are played out against the backdrop of a great seaport at war: the horror of the air-raid sirens at night, the naval dockyards bustling with activity and the overwhelming desire to survive. Lilian Harry writes with a unique understanding of the Second World War. The warmth and authenticity of these novels bring home the harshness of war and the closeness of and generous friendships in communities such as April Grove.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 54mm | 961.62g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752856596
  • 9780752856599

About Lilian Harry

Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with three ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker.show more

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