Time Of Arrival

Time Of Arrival

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It is 1951, and the 8.45 from Bristol to Paddington is preparing to leave. Albert, the driver - whose father and grandfather before him worked on the railway - says goodbye to his wife with mixed feelings. Their seeming inability to have a child has overshadowed their happy marriage. Jenny, clumsy but loveable, longs to make a success of her job in the restaurant car, where she attracts the interest of Marvin, the steward. The passengers - some regulars on the line, others making a rare visit to London - settle down for the journey. Some talk and get to know each other, some while away the journey working or sleeping. But as they near their destination, disaster strikes...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552149039
  • 9780552149037

Review quote

1951 and the driver of the 8.45 from Paddington to Bristol says goodbye to his wife with mixed feelings; Jenny longs to make a success of her job in the restaurant car where she attracts Marvin, the steward. And the passengers settle down to the journey but as they near their destination, disaster strikes.show more

About Susan Sallis

Susan Sallis is the bestselling author of many novels including Choices, Come Rain or Shine, The Keys to the Garden, The Apple Barrel, Sea of Dreams, Time of Arrival, Five Farthings and The Pumpkin Coach. She was brought up in Gloucestershire and now lives in Clevedon, Somerset.show more

Back cover copy

It is 1951, and on a fine spring morning the 8.45 from Bristol to Paddington is preparing to leave. Albert, the driver, says goodbye to his wife with mixed feelings. Their seeming inability to have a child has overshadowed their happy marriage. Jenny, clumsy but loveable, longs to make a success of her job in the restaurant car, but her tendency to get things wrong soon attracts the interest of Marvin, the steward. The passengers - some regulars on the line, others making a rare visit to London - settle down for the journey. Some talk and get to know each other, some while away the journey working or sleeping. But as they near their destination, disaster strikes... In an instant, lives are changed and everyday concerns become trivial. In this dramatic new novel, bestselling author Susan Sallis relates how love and friendship blossom when strangers are brought together by tragedy.show more

Rating details

36 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 22% (8)
4 28% (10)
3 42% (15)
2 8% (3)
1 0% (0)
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