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  • Romancing the Tomesby Margaret Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    This provocative collection of essays by scholars from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand explores the uneasy relationship between law and popular culture from a feminist perspective. The essays not only consider the representation of law in popular culture, including film, crime fiction and the media, but also the representation of popular... more...

  • Privatising the Public Universityby Margaret Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.99

    First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Sound of her Laughterby Margaret Thornton

    Headline 2013; US$ 5.99

    It is with mixed with feelings that Frances Goodwin, a pretty young infant school teacher, returns to Blackpool from Yorkshire to look after her increasingly ailing mother, Irish. It?s not long before Frances is frustrated ? not just with the severe lack of space at her mother?s small bungalow, but also with constantly having to give an account of... more...

  • Above the Bright Blue Skyby Margaret Thornton

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 5.09

    Life for Maisie Jackson has been far from happy for a number of years - ever since her mother re-married after her beloved father's death, and her new stepfather and stepbrother moved into their small terraced house in Armley, Leeds. Suffering abuse at her cruel stepbrother's hand, and mercilessly tormented by her stepfather, Maisie... more...

  • Remember Meby Margaret Thornton

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 5.09

    1907. William Moon's heart swells with pride at the achievements of his daughter, Maddy. When, at eleven, she won the talent contest held by the Pierrots on Scarborough beach, William knew it wouldn't be long before she asked to join their touring company. Now that day has come; his talented young daughter has grown into a fine young woman - beautiful,... more...

  • Down an English Laneby Margaret Thornton

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 2.90

    It is 1945 and the charming market town of Middlebeck is thriving once more. For fifteen-year-old Maisie Jackson, life could not be better; school is going well, her best friend Audrey is a constant source of fun and Maisie's mum is finally free from the cruel clutches of her now ex-husband. Best of all, Bruce Tremaine, who Maisie had been corresponding... more...

  • Time Goes Byby Margaret Thornton

    Allison & Busby 2015; US$ 5.09

    Kathy Leigh never knew her mother, who she'd been told had died many years ago in a freak accident. Raised by her reserved father, Albert, and loving Aunty Win in 1950s Blackpool, she leads a happy childhood. It is a time of glamour and excitement for the town, but although optimism fills the air, families and individuals struggle to mend the bonds... more...

  • Until We Meet Againby Margaret Thornton

    Allison & Busby 2015; US$ 5.09

    It's the summer of 1914 - the last peaceful summer Britain will see for four long years. Tilly Moon has long looked to her elder half-sister, Maddy, as a role model. Maddy's love of music inspired Tilly to follow in her footsteps, becoming an accomplished pianist. If there is one thing she loves more than playing the piano though, it is her twin brother's... more...

  • There's a Silver Liningby Margaret Thornton

    Headline 2013; US$ 5.99

    It?s 1918, the war is finally over, and Sarah Donnelly and her cousin Nancy are filled with hope for the future. In particular, Sarah eagerly awaits the safe return of her cousin Zachary, whom she has adored since childhood. But when Zachary returns to Blackpool, shattered by the horrors of war, he can barely face his family let alone reciprocate Sarah?s... more...

  • A Stick of Blackpool Rockby Margaret Thornton

    Headline 2013; US$ 5.99

    For several years Ellen Bamber has helped her mother run a sweet stall on Preston Market. But by night she has suffered the violence of her drunken husband, tolerating his abuse for the sake of their two young children, Rachel and George. Then, following an evening?s excessive drinking, William falls into the path of a hansom cab and dies, and Ellen... more...