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Leah Fleming
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Book Description

29 Mar 2012

Best friends, worst enemies and a bond that can never be broken…
A poignant tale from the English Maeve Binchy.

Crete, present day. A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever…

Lancashire, the 1950s. Three young girls make their way in a brave new post-war world. But can they escape the trappings of the past?

Bookworm Connie dreams of university. Brought up on myths about her mysterious father, her life is turned upside down when she accidentally discovers the truth about him.

Former ugly duckling Joy is determined to snare a man now she's finally a swan. Winning the "Miss Mercury" competition she bowls over local heart-throb Denny Gregson. But she quickly finds he's not all he seems…

Convent-educated Rosa is a born rebel, desperate to flee the strict nuns for a life on the stage. But sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for…
As all three girls face heartbreak and tragedy, can they learn from the mistakes of their mothers? Or will history repeat itself?

For everyone who loves Maureen Lee and Maeve Binchy, this emotionally charged tale of that most special relationship of all will capture your heart.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847561020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847561022
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

After careers in teaching, catering, running a market stall, stress management courses in the NHS as well as being a mother of four, Leah Fleming found her true calling as a storyteller. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but spends part of the year marinating her next tale from an olive grove on her favourite island of Crete.
She was short listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year in 1998 and for The People's Choice Pure Passion Award 2010 for Remembrance Day.
Her epic tales cover centuries and many generations with a strong sense of place and time. The Captain's Daughter, a Titanic drama won the 2012 Premio Roma Award for Translated Fiction. The Girl Under The Olive Tree has been translated into at least 4 languages. Her latest novel: The Postcard is out now.
Her website is where you can find out more and sign up for her newsletter.

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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.’

‘An emotionally charged tale of special relationships between mothers and daughters.’ Closer

About the Author

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 has recently completed a gap year for grown-ups living on the slopes of an olive grove in Crete.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mothers and Daughters by Leah Fleming 14 Sep 2011
This is a great read, couldn't put it down. Also great descriptions of the times it was set it. Having read a few of Leah Flemings's book I find they are wonderful.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant novel from Leah 26 April 2009
This is another beautifully-crafted, poignant and heart-warming story from Leah Fleming, entwining the stories of three girls in the fifties and the impact that events in their own mother's lives have on theirs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish I knew this was book 2 6 April 2012
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Wish I knew that this was book 2, so was a bit lost when the story teller assumed that you knew the history of these characters, have gone back and checked this out and no where does it say book 2. I still enjoyed this book and too late now to read 1st book which I think is called war widow 's
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant follow up to War Widows 24 Dec 2012
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It enlarged and completed the story of the 'War Widows', which luckily I'd read first, thanks to reading the recommendations of others. Without reading the recommendations I wouldn't have known this was the 2nd of a series and I wish it was made clearer in the descriptions of the books. A good book in it's own right, but best read as a follow up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A slow start, but a good read 17 May 2012
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I read a lot, and unusually, it took me a LONG time to get into this book.

I've just read the other review that stated it was a sequel to another book, which I also wasn't aware of, so perhaps this was why I often found myself wondering where the first few chapters were going!?

Nevertheless, once I got into it, and figured out all the complicated relationships, living arrangements etc..., I found it hard to put down!

An excellent insight into the dilemnas and challeges faced of those living in the 1950s, and quite an eye opener to how things have changed, and perhaps a little too much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars peace 12 Jun 2014
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Arrived on time. Excellent condition. Have started reading this book and as with all Leah Fleming books it is not put dependable. Thanks for the opportunity to buy used books and such good quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 9 April 2014
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This is the second book about the same family / friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. Was so involved with the story there were a few tears shed. Couldn't put the book down and would recommend any one to read this book. Will definitely be looking at purchasing more books from Leah Fleming
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mothers and Daughters
Excellent story. Would recommend this book whole heartedly. Kept one's interest from beginning to end. It covered many controversial issues. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Terence Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars a lovely read
I enjoyed this book as with most Leah Flemming stories. It has lots of twists and turns. She describes the people and places so you can see them.
Published 3 days ago by SS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent just love Leah ,s books
Published 28 days ago by MRS A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
The sequel to 'The War Widows' and just as good. I just couldn't put it down. I have only discovered Leah Fleming's books this year and will continue to read them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bez
5.0 out of 5 stars Mothers and Daughters by Leah Fleming
I really like Leah Fleming's books and wish she had written more. she is definitely an author to watch - her books are so interesting.
Published 8 months ago by Muriel Anderson
3.0 out of 5 stars Mothers and daughters
A wonderful beautifully written book .I loved it. The author really understands human nature.I recommend it soon
..I will be looking for more of her books.
Published 9 months ago by sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read
Once again I found myself enjoying the stories that Leah Fleming writes you can imagine yourself being part of the story very enjoyable read.
Published 10 months ago by Katwilco
5.0 out of 5 stars great
leah fleming another great author like meave binchy a great read i was kept intrigued all the way through it
Published 10 months ago by cathy
4.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable
This story gives a real insight into what life must have been like for those left behind during the First World War. Thoroughly recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by pk
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel
Loved other books by Leah Fleming . Recognised lots of the places mentioned in the book having obviously been brought up in the same vicinity as the author including some of the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joyce O'Connell
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