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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

Stratford, Sarah Jane

Summary: 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, strange, and electrifying--is captivating the nation. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie's insecurity. Soon she is seduced by the work--gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC STR

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

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

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 Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ALL

Fellowes, Jessica

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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2 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

Harwood, Clarissa

3 holds on 3 copies

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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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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

Du Maurier, Daphne

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Buccaneer Books 1969

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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

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: FIC ARC
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Archer 2015

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

Archer, Jeffrey

Summary: Embarking on a shared family life, Harry, Emma, Sebastian, and Jessica find their happiness challenged by Emma's brother's engagement to a fortune-seeker, Sebastian's hedonist pursuits, and a grudge-bearing enemy from the past who would destroy their careers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Archer 2013

Atkinson, Kate

Summary: "Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION ATK

Atkinson, Kate.

Summary: "What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ATK

Atkinson, Kate.

Summary: Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life after Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2015

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Atkinson 2015

Taylor, D. J. (David John)

Summary: Assembling a cast of real and imaginary characters in a reinvention of history, a novel set in 1939 London reveals the existence of a secret organization determined to derail the war effort against Nazi Germany during Edward VIII's reign as King of England.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAY

Bloom, Clive.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 823 BLO

Smith, Dan

Summary: In 1941, having a German plane crash near your house is exciting, but when twelve-year-old Peter Dixon and his friend Kim find a wounded German airman, Peter is faced with a dilemma--should he help take care of the man as Kim wants to do, or report him to the soldiers searching for him?

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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