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  • Eve's Applesby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Twelve-year-old Daisy Smith steals a carrot for Jackie Murphy, an Irish barrow-boy, and so begins a love affair which will last for both their lives. Even when Jackie's family leave for Australia, Daisy cannot forget her childhood sweetheart - and she determines to follow her love to the ends of the earth, if need be! In Australia they both make... more...

  • Maggieby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Raised in Stepney, the heart of London's East End, Maggie Riley is the only child of an Irish widower. When she becomes pregnant at the age of fifteen she is delighted, for it means she has captured her beloved Jim Burns. But life is a constant struggle - to bring up her four sons, to cope with a part-time husband, to 'better herself'. And that... more...

  • Autumn Alleyby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Meet Maud, the formidable Irish-American suffragette; sulky Patricia, whose unhappy childhood leads her to a dangerous love affair; vivacious, flame-haired Colleen; Mary, who struggles to bring up children beside her wayward husband - and Arfer, whose quick mind lifts him out from the world of poverty in London's East End. more...

  • Nelly Kellyby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    In the turmoil and confusion of London's East End between the wars, young Nelly Kelly soon learns that life may never match her expectations. Forced to keep house for her autocratic, charming father, Nelly toils in a sweatshop to keep her family fed and clothed. But when life is hard, Nelly has friendship, dancing and her early dreams to cling... more...

  • Lizzieby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Tiny, warm-hearted, totally devoted to her charming rogue of a husband, Lizzie mothers her brood of nephews and nieces through the perils of the war-torn capital, makes a home for them in the bomb shelters of underground London, launches them on the roller-coaster of life and stands by with help and encouragement. For Lizzie is a survivor, an... more...

  • Lady Penelopeby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Warm-hearted and wilful, her temper as fiery as her beautiful auburn hair, Lady Penelope is a romantic heroine whose impulsive nature makes her as many enemies as her vivacious, flame-haired beauty wins her admirers. Caught up in the dangerous intrigues of Queen Elizabeth's court, forced to marry a wealthy but repulsive nobleman, she pours all... more...

  • Susanby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Susan is a London slum child, brought up in an East End orphanage. Rebelling against its rigid rules, she runs away to Soho and is adopted by a group of prostitutes. Soon, she too is earning her living 'on the game'. When Billy 'Apples' Rafferty, a Cockney villain with a heart of gold, becomes her protector, Sue swears to give up her racy life.... more...

  • Lily, My Lovelyby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Born in Canning Town, in the heart of London's teeming dockland, red-headed Lily is a true Cockney in her zest for life, her natural humour and her instinct for survival. With the outbreak of World War II, husband George goes off to fight for King and Country and into the close-knit East End community bursts Kasie, a Dutch seaman who quickly... more...

  • Down Our Streetby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    Golden-haired, sunny-natured Amy is the apple of her mother's eye, youngest and dearest of Annie Flanagan's lively brood of thirteen. With the outbreak of World War II the Flanagan family is sundered, shaken from their crowded nest in London's East End. Joe is soon made a sergeant, fighting in France. Billy volunteers for the Army Transport, young... more...

  • Ivy of the Angelby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 15.54

    The title story, 'Ivy of the Angel', reveals why an elderly bag lady becomes the centre of attention in an Oxford Street store; 'The Lonely Road' is the tale of thwarted love in London's East End; 'The Willows Wept With Me', 'Linda's Revenge' and 'The Long Dream' are all examples of how the smooth surface of a buried past can be disrupted by the intrusions... more...