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When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls?literally?into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. But their blossoming... Read more
When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls?literally?into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. But their blossoming love is interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. With Andrew away fighting, Flora finds herself in an impossible situation: alone and pregnant. Out of desperation, she travels to Andrew's country estate, but she doesn't know how kindly his well-to-do family will welcome her in. Will she find a home where she can raise a child?
Audrey Reimann was brought up in Macclesfield where she was educated at the Macclesfield Grammar School for Girls. She and her husband now live in East Lothian.
Audrey has three children and is the proud grandmother of ten, and has been variously a bank clerk, a nurse, a teacher, and a foster mother to twenty-five. But, above all, Audrey is a storyteller. On Anne Robinson's BBC Two programme 'My Life in Books', comedian Sarah Millican named Audrey's novel Flora's War as one of her favourite books, saying: 'This is a book that will make you laugh and make you cry.'
When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls - literally - into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. Out of desperation, she travels to Andrew's country estate, but she doesn't know how kindly his well-to-do family will welcome her in.
Never did have one.' Growing up in Macclesfield, a town whose cotton and silk industries were hit hard by the war, poor Lily Stanway never got to know her father. Neither can she understand the tensions and ties between her mother and the members of two Macclesfield families, the Hammonds and the Chancellors.
Can she give her baby a better life? Carrie is beginning to think her care-free days are gone forever when Patrick Kennedy, a wild, handsome and passionate Irishman, turns her world upside down. Left with a newborn baby to care for, Carrie has some difficult choices to make.
In this romantic wartime saga, Françoise Laforesterie, half English, half French has a bright future as a medical student in Paris ahead of her when war is declared. With the German army fast approaching her beloved city she is recruited into the dangerous world of resistance. She marries the heir to the Ambérac cognac distilling family but her husband deceives her from the start. In constant...
As far back as Alice Davenport could remember, her Papa had impressed upon her that she had duties - to look after her younger brothers and sister when Mama was 'excitable and unwell'. And when Alice was fourteen and Mama died, Papa stressed her duties even more, for as an army doctor he was leaving them all to go and fight the Boers....
This is a tale of secrets, deception and honour which begins in 1978 in Edinburgh where Daniel Mackenzie, Francoise Laforesterie's teenage grandson, tries to piece together his family history. His mother, Margo Mackenzie has told him that his French grandmother escorted escaped prisoners and men on the run through occupied France until she was executed in the last days of the war. But Daniel...
When Flora MacDonald jumps from the balcony of an Edinburgh reform school she falls, literally into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a sailor on leave at the outbreak of WW2. They fall in love but the tides of war separate them and Flora, in desperate trouble, travels to Andrew's home on the Ingersley estate. There she meets the autocratic mistress of the estate who offers help and shelter. In a world...
Set against a background of the Lancashire/Cheshire cotton industry, The Runaway is a magnificent saga of a young man's rise to power, his passion and poverty, feuds and triumphs and the two very different women who shape his life.
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