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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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When twelve-year-old Sara Cordwainer, the unloved child of rich and fashionable parents, sees a ragged girl with a baby in her arms outside her church, she stops to talk to her, pressing her collection money into the girl's icy hand. But from this generous act comes a tragedy which will haunt her for years. When, years later, Sara meets Brogan, a young Irishman working in England, she feels she has found a friend at last. But Brogan has a secret which he dare tell no one, not even Sara. And in a Dublin slum, Brogan's little sister Polly is growing up. The only girl in a family of boys, she knows herself to be much loved, but it is not until Sara begins to work at the Salvation Army children's home, Strawberry Fields, that the two girls meet - and Brogan's secret is told at last... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787463820• Author: Katie Flynn• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 528• Dimensions: 11 x 3.3 x 17.8 cm

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Young Kitty Drinkwater lives in Paradise Court, just off Burlington Street. Life is tough in Liverpool in the years after the First World War and Kitty is always hungry and dressed in rags. As the eldest child, she is the scapegoat for her feckless, drunken mother. She dreams of a better life... Lilac Larkin's prospects, by contrast, are very different; she is beautiful, self-possessed young woman, and even when her pleasant job as a lady's maid comes to an end and she starts work in a bag factory, she is sure that her life will be full of promise and excitement... So when the two girls meet by chance in a millinery shop, neither can have any idea what changes in their lives the encounter will bring nor how strangely fate will work to bring them together once more. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787463868• Author: Katie Flynn• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 416• Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.1 x 17.8 cm

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Dolly Tomkins has always known what it is to live hand to mouth. In the mean streets of a Salford struggling under the mantle of the Great Depression, the only one making a decent living is the talleyman. Though Nifty Jack has a money bag where his heart should be, Dolly’s mam is in hock up to her ears and in dire need of assistance. But when Jack offers to wipe the slate clean, Dolly just can’t bring herself to trust him. Instead, she takes him on at his own game and in the process endangers everything she holds most dear as a revelation about the past rocks the very foundations of her world. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788638050• Author: Freda Lightfoot• Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing• Format: Paperback

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Where there's a rulebook, there's a rebel... Ruby McBride has always been on the wrong side of authority. The grand opening of the Manchester Ship Canal is set to be a day of unfettered festivity for Ruby and her younger sister and brother. Even Queen Victoria will be in attendance. But the glories of the ceremony fade into insignificance when their dying mother delivers them to the imposing oak doors of Ignatius House. Abandoned in the not-so-tender care of the nuns, the siblings are soon separated. So when the Board of Guardians force Ruby into a marriage that sends her to a new home upon the Salford waterways, she makes only one vow: to reunite her family whatever the cost. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788637961• Author: Freda Lightfoot • Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 304• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

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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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1913. Seventeen-year-old Evie Murphy has chosen to leave behind her native Ireland for the city of Liverpool. She takes her baby daughter Linnet with her, but leaves behind her child’s frail twin, Lucy. A decision that will change their lives for ever. 1924. When tragedy strikes, Linnet is left destitute and alone, disappearing into the unforgiving Liverpool slums. Meanwhile, Lucy is desperate to find her sister but is she willing to leave behind the beautiful Irish countryside where she has grown up. With uncertain times ahead, will the sisters ever be reunited...? Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787463851• Author: Katie Flynn• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 3cm

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Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones, the cook’s grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her ashamed and pregnant, and she is soon shunned from the family home. Heartbroken and threatened by scandal, Constance is forced to wed Albie and moves to Battersea, where she suffers unforgiving stares and cruel whispers from the neighbours. Trapped in a bitter and loveless marriage without a penny to her name, Constance has no choice but to stay and surrender. Will she ever find freedom – or happiness – again? Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008270940• Author: Kitty Neale • Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 432• Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm

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When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a widower twice her age, she finally says no. After he refuses to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her. In the big smoke, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital. There she meets the dashing Doctor Parkin. Kind and compassionate, he is everything Holly has ever dreamt of. When Doctor Parkin proposes, Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But soon, she discovers some shocking news that means they can never be together, and her life is suddenly thrown into turmoil. Supporting the war effort, she heads to France and throws herself into volunteering on the front line. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785767609• Author: Rosie Goodwin • Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Paperback• Pages: 528• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 19.8 cm

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A young recruit, a legendary battle, a cataclysmic war, a baptism by fire... Confident and strong willed, Kelly Maguire knew from a young age that he could accomplish great things. A constant and abiding love of the ocean would prove to be the making of him. When the call of war is heard in the early 1910s, Kelly knows that he must answer it. Enlisting in the Royal Navy, he hopes to win both the war and personal glory. But from the barbarous battles of Gallipoli to the nightmarish action at Antwerp, Kelly, along with his young shipmates, begins to learn the trials a sailor must face, trials that will forge him from a boy into a man. As the epic battle of Jutland approaches, everything is at stake. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788637992• Author: Max Hennessy• Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 368• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.1cm

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From beneath a wartime POW camp near Ely, deep in the Cambridgeshire Fens, a man crawls through an escape tunnel. But he won't emerge until fifty years of peace have passed. When he does, unearthed by archaeologists seeking a Saxon burial tomb, local journalist Philip Dryden knows he has a mystery to solve. First the man appears to have been shot in the head - and second, he was breaking into the camp not out. The police treat the body as a historical curiosity, but Dryden digs deeper - and soon unearths a corpse of much more recent origin. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780749025403• Author: Jim Kelly• Publisher: Allison { Busby• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8cm

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As World War 2 explodes around him, and after a devastating loss in the Battle of Narvik, Maguire finds himself washed up at Dunkirk during the perilous evacuation of 1940; once more he must prove his worth. On the ocean, and on the beaches, Kelly will fight for his country, and for the ones he loves. But as the final days of combat draw near, and he is on the verge of true greatness after the Normandy landings, he is tasked with one final mission, that could signal the end of his career... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788638012• Author: Max Hennessy• Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.1cm

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