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When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped by Beryl Matthews
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London, 1910. Twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton – a self-righteous, pompous friend of her father’s looking for a young wife to give him an heir.

Yet their plans to defy their father’s wishes are put on hold when war breaks out in 1914. Suddenly Lester is flying planes for the Royal Flying Corps and Lillia is using her skills as a nurse to help those wounded at home, and then abroad. For both twins, the fighting brings hardships and difficult choices. They wait in hope, like the rest of Europe, for the war to end and the music to start again.

Allison & Busby; March 2017
300 pages; ISBN 9780749021627
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Title: When the Music Stopped
Author: Beryl Matthews
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