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Mothers and Daughters


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Living for rock 'n' roll but lumbered with their mothers' dreams! A poignant new tale from the English Maeve Binchy. Brainy Dina Winstanley must carry her mother's dream to be top of the class but this means sacrificing fun in favour of studying. Brought up on myths about her mysterious father, Dina's life as she knows it is turned on its head when she discovers the truth about him. Beautiful Joy is determined to make a good marriage. After winning the "Miss Mercury" crown and meeting local heartthrob Denny Gregson, she thinks all her dreams have come true. However, her parentage proves to be an issue for her new family! Convent-educated Rosaria Santini abandons her studies to go into the chorus line. However, after facing temptation, she fless for the comforts of home. The question is, is this enough? Meanwhile, the three girl's mothers, Ana, Su and Ria, must choose whether to share their personal experiences or from a distance, allow their daughters to forge their own destinies! / The Girl from World's End and The War Widows were both Heatseekers and have sold 100k between them. / Leah Fleming is an English Maeve Binchy, a born storyteller who brings characters and landscapes vividly to life. / AVON's key Mother's Day title. / This WW2 tale set in the North is perfect for fans of Lesley Pearse, Josephine Cox, and ITV dramas such as Heartbeat, The Royal and Where the Heart Is. / Nostalgic and emotive packaging, including larger font size. / Long-term commitment to this author - new contract just signed. All bookshop, independent and library sales to Gardners Books and Betrams. / Competition: Josephine Cox, Maeve Binchy, Lesley Pearse

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Leah Fleming was born in Lancashire of Scottish parents, and is married with four grown-up children and five grandchildren. She usually writes full-time from a haunted farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales but is currently taking a gap year for grown-ups and living on the slopes of an olive grove in Crete.


Praise for The Girl From World's End and The War Widows: 'A beautiful, almost poetically-written tale of love and tragedy in the Yorkshire Dales mainly set during the Second World War. The characters are real flesh and blood and the reader shares their ups and downs with genuine empathy.' Maureen Lee, bestselling author of Mother of Pearl. 'An epic tale of hardship and tragedy straddling the Second World War.' The Bookseller 'A heartwarming read.' Closer

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