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Her beauty saved her life... and condemned her. In 1942, Cilka Klein was sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Noticing her beautiful long hair, Commandment Schwarzhuber forced her to separate from the other women prisoners. Cilka was then charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to Vorkuta, a prison camp in Siberia. Once again, Cilka faced a familiar and horrifying battle for survival. Befriending a woman doctor, Cilka learnt to nurse the ill in the camp... eventually tending to a man named Alexandr. The story of Cilka's discovery that there is room in your heart for love, despite all unimaginable circumstances. A powerful testament to the triumph of human will, based on what is known of Cilka Klein's experiences. The sequel to the No.1 Bestseller - The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785769047• Author: Heather Morris• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Hardback• Pages: 401• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Their survival depended on one another... they knew they had to live for each other. It is 1940, the Nazis have occupied The Netherlands and the Final Solution is about to commence. But resistance is rising and two Jewish sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, are willing to risk their lives in order to help those being hunted and bring them to the safehouse 'The High Nest'. Becoming one of the most important safehouses in the country, the High Nest's occupants are suddenly betrayed and the sister's most terrifying time begins... With the German defeat in sight, Janny and Lien are on their way to Auschwitz, alongside Anne Frank and her family. But the challenges the sisters are about to face is beyond human imagination and it will take all of their courage, resilience and love to keep the alive. For readers of the Tattooist of Auschwitz - the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781841883731 • Author: Roxanne Van Iperen • Publisher: Seven Dials • Format: Hardback • Pages: 299 • Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 3cm

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London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why. Less than a mile from Bess's lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade.  When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life.  But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart… Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838771409 • Author: Stacey Halls • Publisher: Manilla Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9

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What will you find from his story? Nuri is a beekeeper, his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. As Nuri and Afra travel through a broken world, they must confront not only the pain of their own unspeakable loss, but dangers that would overwhelm the bravest of souls. Above all - and perhaps this is the hardest thing they face - they must journey to find each other again. Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written, The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Told with deceptive simplicity, it is the kind of book that reminds us of the power of storytelling. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838770013• Author: Christy Lefter• Publisher: Manilla Press• Format: Paperback• Pages: 384• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm

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In the darkest days on the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With Ida Brogan's family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, she is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, and rationing has begun to bite. When Ida's oldest friend Ellen returns to town, sick and in dire need of help, it is to Ida that she turns. But Ellen carries a secret, one that threatens not only Ida's marriage, but the entire foundation of the Brogan family. Can Ida let go of the past and see a way to forgive her friend? And can she overcome her sadness to find a place in her heart for a little boy, one who will need a mother more than ever in these dark times? Product Information:• ISBN: 9781786496072• Format: Paperback• Author: Jean Fullerton• Publisher: Corvus Books• Pages: 390• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.5cm

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What price will she pay for following her heart? Eighteen-year-old domestic servant Kate Stacey is passionately in love with David Owen, the brother of Lady Helen Sherwood. Seeing a chance for them to spend more time together, David recommends Kate as nanny to his young nieces at Bramwood Hall. Their secret relationship is soon discovered and he is recalled to his father's industrial empire in the Welsh Valleys, while Kate is abruptly dismissed. Kate follows her heart, and David, to Wales. However, she is shocked by the poverty and squalid conditions on which the Owen fortune is built. As her sympathies increasingly lie with the workers, she finds herself dangerously caught up in their political cause. Her love for David endures, but is he strong enough to defy his father - and can Kate contemplate a future built on the proceeds of human misery? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800322073 • Author: Rosie Harris • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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It is 1902 and Babs and Beth are identical in looks, but very different by nature. Kidnapped by gypsies a decade ago as young girls, Beth has accepted their plight, but Babs has always yearned for their real mother, Tilly, and their beloved hometown of Blackpool. Desperate to be reunited with their mother, Babs hatches a plan to escape. But Beth is too afraid and Babs realises if she ever wants to go home she'll have to leave her sister behind. 1914. Babs' life has been blighted by misfortune ever since she walked away from her sister. She's never given up hope of finding her family, but now having found peace and purpose as a nurse, the war is sending her to France, away from them. Or so she believes... As the Great War continues to tear families apart, could it be that Babs, Beth and Tilly will be reunited at last? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751577167 • Author: Maggie Mason • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3.4cm

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It is 1939 and working class Evie Bishop has received a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford when tragedy turns her life upside down. Evie must seek a new future for herself and, inspired to contribute to the war effort, joins the Women's Auxiliary Air Force as an Ops Room plotter. Posted to a fighter station on the Sussex Coast, Evie befriends two other WAAFs shy, awkward May and flirty, glamorous Jess. Faced with earning the approval of strict officers and finding their way in a male dominated world, the three girls band together to overcome challenges, navigate new romances and keep their pilots safe in the skies. But the German bombers seem to know more than they should about the base's operations, and soon Evie, May and Jess are caught up in a world more dangerous than they ever imagined... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800320918 • Author: Vicki Beeby • Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm

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Within Lancashire, 1612, Fleetwood Shuttleworth is only 17 years old but married and pregnant for the fourth time... However, she still has no living child and her husband Richard is itching for an heir. But when she crosses paths with Alice Gray, a young midwife, she promises to help Fleetwood give birth to a healthy baby. Meanwhile, Alice is drawn into witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west and Fleetwood risks everyone to try and help her. But the legendary witch trials are approaching and Fleetwood's stomach is growing by the minute... Are both of their lives at stake? 'Assured and alluring' - Jessie Burton. Product Information: ISBN: 9781785766145 Author: Stacey Halls Publisher: Zaffre Format: Paperback Pages: 420 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3.5cm

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It's February 1942, and as the Americans finally join Britain and her allies, twenty-three-year-old Francesca Fabrino is doing her bit for the war effort in a factory in East London. But her thoughts are constantly occupied by recently married Charlie Brogan, who is fighting in North Africa with the Eighth Army. When Francesca starts a new job for the BBC Overseas department, she meets handsome Count Leo D'Angelo and begins to put her hopeless love for Charlie aside. But then Charlie returns from the front, his marriage in ruins and his heart burning for Francesca at last. Could she, a good Catholic girl, countenance an affair with the man she has always longed for? Or should she choose Leo and a different, less dangerous path? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786496096 • Author: Jean Fullerton • Publisher: Corvus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 3cm

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'Happiness had never been something she'd looked for. A quiet day with no insults or wallops, that was the best she could imagine.' London, 1920s. Kate Goss lives in a freezing cold garret, bullied by her aunt and cousins. She dreams of being rescued by her handsome father. No one knows where he is, or what he is doing, just that he is sure to come back a rich man. By the time Kate is seventeen, she has learnt to cope alone. When her aunt throws her out, she finds a job as a cleaner in the Bermondsey Bookshop and Reading Room. Here she will discover a world she never knew existed. But trouble is never far away and long-held secrets are about to burst into the open, ensnaring her in a web of lies and violence. Will she ever be able to escape? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788542654 • Author: Mary Gibson • Publisher: Head of Zeus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.79 cm

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Southampton 1940. Abandoned when she was tiny, Maisie Reynolds was separated from her twin brother and forced to grow up in Holly Bush orphanage – a place where she has never known love or kindness. But with the world at war and Hitler’s devastating bombs coming ever closer, fate has other plans for Maisie and a secret from her past changes everything. When she meets handsome Canadian paratrooper, Cam, Maisie learns that love might not be lost to her after all – but not before her past life and D-Day bring a tragic twist to her happiness. The Forgotten Orphan is a moving and compelling historical novel about love, second chances and resilience in the darkest of times. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008363291 • Author: Glynis Peters • Publisher: One More Chapter • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6 cm

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To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble. Sent to Ireland to hide a shameful pregnancy, she discovers that once again her father has deceived her. She is forced into a convent's harsh and humiliating regime, where she must eventually give up the one thing that makes her life worthwhile. When Charlotte returns to England, older than her years, she chooses to forget the past. Becoming a London midwife, she longs only to help other women at this hardest and most joyful moment in their lives. But her deep compassion, and desire to prevent anyone else suffering the same horror she did, leads her into a darker and more dangerous place. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780755385768 • Author: Rosie Goodwin • Publisher: Headline • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 20 x 12.7 x 2.54cm 

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Twenty-year-old Cassandra Trent is full of rage when she is told that she must join her aunt in London... She wants nothing to do with a polite society after being brought up in the Northern town of Bardsley. Unexpectedly, Cassandra forms a close relationship with cousin Susannah, a victim of her mother's pushy, ambitious nature. Whilst Susannah is petrified of marrying the charming, wealthy Simeon Giffard, however Simeon holds a torch for Cassie. Set on winning the heart of this strong-willed Northern lady, will things work out the way everyone wants them to? Product Information: ISBN: 9781788635905 Author: Anna Jacobs Publisher: Canelo Saga Format: Paperback Pages: 295 Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 2.5cm

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Gentle Ruby dreams of escaping the sweatshop by training as a nurse, while her flamboyant twin Rosetta craves the bright lights of the music hall. When the twins meet handsome Jonas Crowe, a toxic combination of love, ambition and jealously threatens to fracture their fragile bond. Product Information: ISBN: 9780099527756 Author: Dilly Court Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 528 Dimensions: 17.5 x 11 x 3cm

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Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband's sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too. Will she be able to buy her dream home? Life has changed drastically for local handyman Wilf Pollard as well. When tragedy strikes, Wilf is left as the only support of his two young children. But his friends rally round to help so that he can pull his life together and take up an exciting new job with a well-respected builder. Some of the local council are eager to deal with the squalid conditions of the Backshaw Moss slum, but others will stop at nothing to keep their profitable rents. And Stella's dream cottage is threatened by their plans to build yet more cheap housing. Can Stella, Wilf and the residents of Birch End pull together to make sure good triumphs over evil? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473677852 • Author: Anna Jacobs • Publisher:  Hodder • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3cm

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Meriel's lifelong dream suddenly becomes possible when the frustrated accountant wins some money. Quitting her job and buying a house in Australia, she combines her love of the outdoors with her ambitions to be an artist. Ben also had dreams until his wife's death. But when the circumstances force Meriel and Ben to share a house, together they find a way to save and unite their dreams... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788636131 • Author: Anna Jacobs • Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 306 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Delve into a gripping medieval mystery from the bestselling author, Edward Marston… In 1086 England's mighty king, William the Conqueror, sends out surveyors and census takers to record the resources of his land and its people. Wherever the king's men go they bring excitement, and sometimes murder.... In ancient Bedwyn town, the king's Domesday researchers are suddenly faced with the violent death of the very man whose claims have drawn them there--a wealthy miller, savaged by a wolf in Savernake Forest. Two of the king's men, soldier Ralph Delchard and lawyer Gervase Bret, must investigate not only questionable land claims but the miller's death as well. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749025441 • Author: Edward Marston • Publisher: Allison & Busby • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.05 x 12.7 x 1.91 cm

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The heartwarming new novel from Dilly Court, the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid. With the fate of her family in her hands, Rose has to make a terrible choice. Be thrown onto the streets without a penny to her name, or watch her loved ones fall into ruin... Rose is keeping a dreadful secret, and too scared to ask her strict father for help, it’s down to her to keep her brother from the hangman’s noose – whatever it takes. Her innocent sister Cora is on a different road to ruin, bewitched by a handsome cad whose intentions are anything but gallant. Product Information: ISBN: 9780008137359 Author: Dilly Court Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 489 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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When her unfaithful husband, Craig, dies in a car accident, shortly after moving out of the family home, Laura Wells decides to leave Australia and go back to her native Lancashire to help nurse her ailing mother. After all, Laura’s two children, Ryan and Deb, are grown up now, and Deb has made it plain that she holder her mother responsible for her father’s desertion and death. Laura has an uphill struggle to face as she starts to rebuild her life. Desperate to find a job and a place to live, a simple wish at a wishing well leads her to Kit Mallinder – a man in heed of a live-in housekeeper. Kit is a former journalist, who is convalescing after a car accident and he’s still finding it hard to come to terms with a slight disability that prevents him from running or leading an active life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788636162• Author: Anna Jacobs • Publisher: Canelo• Format: Paperback• Pages: 357• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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