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Dorothy Phoebe Ansle (1890-1983), who wrote under the pen names Hebe Elsna, Laura Conway, Lyndon Snow, and Vicky Lancaster, published some 200+ books between 1928 and 1982. See the full title list: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/e/hebe-elsna/ I first came across this author when I read a book ded…
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Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotiona…
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This one is featured in the latest Publishers Weekly as a Most-Read Reviews pick. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy ni…
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My book club read this one for our most recent meeting--and I really enjoyed it! I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this book delivered a fantastic story with humor and plenty of obscure historical details. I'd never heard of WASPs before reading it--female pilots used by the government to trans…
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SPIES OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN is the true story of legendary British safecracker and spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, and Norwegian female Resistance operatives Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien. Known as Agent Zigzag, the most remarkable double agent of WWII, the fearless and ro…
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Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at he…
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In Victorian England, flower seller Constance Piper goes searching for the truth behind a new rash of murders in London’s East End . . . In November 1888, the specter of Jack the Ripper instills fear in every woman who makes her living on the streets of London. But there are other monsters at large,…
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North London, November 1913. The storm clouds of war gather overhead, while one brave girl fights to save her family . . . After her mother dies, Livvie Bone knows it's down to her to support her family and protect her younger siblings from their drunken father. But life in Wood Green in 1913 is ha…
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In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself - at once both shadowed and luminous - Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently a…
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Oceania 1879. A family of settlers from New Zealand are the sole inhabitants of a remote volcanic island. For two years they have struggled with the harsh reality of trying to make this unforgiving place a paradise they can call their own. At last, a ship appears. The six Pacific Islanders on board …
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Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir continues her epic Six Tudor Queens series with this third captivating novel, which brings to life Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII’s most cherished bride and mother of his only legitimate male heir.                  Ever since she was a child, Jane has longed…
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From award-winning author Eugene Vodolazkin comes this poignant story of memory, love and loss spanning twentieth-century Russia A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with his patient is his name: Innokenty Petrovi…
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Dorothy Phoebe Ansle (1890-1983), who wrote under the pen names Hebe Elsna, Laura Conway, Lyndon Snow, and Vicky Lancaster, published some 200+ books between 1928 and 1982. See the full title list: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/e/hebe-elsna/ I first ca
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Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photograp
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This one is featured in the latest Publishers Weekly as a Most-Read Reviews pick. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rus
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My book club read this one for our most recent meeting--and I really enjoyed it! I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this book delivered a fantastic story with humor and plenty of obscure historical details. I'd never heard of WASPs before reading it--f
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