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Stratford, Sarah Jane

Summary: "The Great War is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio...and one woman who finds her voice while working alongside the brilliant women and men of the BBC. London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio--still new,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Stratford 2016

Fellowes, Jessica

Summary: "1937. War with Germany is dawning, and a civil war already rages in Spain. Split across political lines, the six Mitford sisters are more divided than ever. Meanwhile, their former maid Louisa Cannon is now a private detective, working with her policeman husband, Guy Sullivan. Louisa and Guy are surprised when a call comes in from novelist Nancy Mitford, requesting that they look into the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Kelly, Julia

3 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "When it's announced that 1958 will be the last year debutantes are to be presented at court, thousands of eager mothers and hopeful daughters flood the palace with letters seeking the year's most coveted invitation: a chance for their daughters to curtsey to the young Queen Elizabeth and officially come out into society. In an effort to appease her traditional mother, aspiring university...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Archer, Jeffrey

Summary: This real-life mountaineering mystery recounts the story of Britain's George Mallory and his attempt to scale Mt. Everest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC Arc

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Archer 2009

Mawer, Simon.

Summary: As Allied forces close in on Berlin in spring 1945, a solitary figure emerges from the wreckage that is Germany. It is Marian Sutro, whose existence was last known to her British controllers in autumn 1943 in Paris. One of a handful of surviving agents of the Special Operations Executive, she has withstood arrest, interrogation, incarceration, and the horrors of Ravensbrück concentration camp,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAW

Cookson, Catherine.

Summary: The story of a woman whose fateful choices as a young woman exact a terrible toll not only on her life, but on the lives of those dearest to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1993

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COO

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COO

Chevalier, Tracy

Summary: 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CHE

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Chevalier 2019

Chevalier, Tracy

Summary: 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC CHE

Summary: A touching story of an elderly widow who embraces her last chance for happiness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ALL

Fellowes, Jessica

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC FEL

Phillips, Caryl

Summary: Caryl Phillips's A View of the Empire at Sunset is the sweeping story of the life of the woman who became known to the world as Jean Rhys. Born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams in Dominica at the height of the British Empire, Rhys lived in the Caribbean for only sixteen years before going to England. A View of the Empire at Sunset is a look into her tempestuous and unsatisfactory life in Edwardian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PHI

Banville, John.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Hancock, Sheila

Summary: It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge...Now she pins back her unruly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Thynne, Jane

Summary: "In the sequel to The Scent of Secrets, British actress/spy Clara Vine returns, moving gracefully through the upper echelons of Nazi society. On the eve of World War II in Berlin, Clara Vine goes inside the Faith and Beauty school -- a finishing school that serves as a training ground for the wives of the Nazi elite -- to investigate the truth behind a startling murder. What Clara uncovers is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THY

Williams, Marcia

Summary: When Flossie is given a diary in 1939, she chronicles the next six years of her life as she copes with taking care of her baby brother after her father joins the army.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

Du Maurier, Daphne

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Buccaneer Books 1969

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUM

Trenow, Liz

Summary: Interveaves the story of Maria, a seamstress in the royal household of Buckingham Palace, and Caroline Meadows who discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION TRE

Harwood, Clarissa

Summary: Beaten and left for dead in the English countryside, clergyman and reformer Tom Cross is rescued and nursed back to health by Miranda and Simon Thorne, reclusive siblings who seem to have as many secrets as he does. Tom has spent years helping the downtrodden in London while lying to everyone he meets, but now he’s forced to slow down and confront his unexamined life. Miranda, a skilled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

Archer, Jeffrey

Summary: "A bomb goes off, but how many passengers on the MV Buckingham have lost their lives? When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime, writing a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Archer 2015

Roberts, Ann Victoria.

Summary: Zoe Clifford wonders about a photograph of two brothers and their family thus begins the story of the past and present of the Elliott family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 1991

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Hope, Anna

Summary: "Hettie, a dance instructress at the Palais, lives at home with her mother and her brother, mute and lost after his return from the war. One night, at work, she meets a wealthy, educated man and has reason to think he is as smitten with her as she is with him. Still there is something distracted about him, something she cannot reach... Evelyn works at the Pensions Exchange through which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: fiction Hope 2014

Summary: Superspy Sydney Reilly uses his talents to affect world history in the early 1900's.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2005

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Chevalier, Tracy

Summary: 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiance, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CHE

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Chevalier 2019

Maxwell, Alyssa

Summary: "As England recovers from its costly involvement in the Great War, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva Huntford, find the steady comforts of their lives unsettled by a local case of murder"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MAX

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