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Poppy Day [Hardcover]

Annie Murray
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7 July 2000
Jessica runs away from her country home, to avoid marriage to the local blacksmith. At her aunt's house in Birmingham she meets and falls in love with Ned, a family friend. But Ned is married and his young wife is expecting a baby.


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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; First Edition, First Printing edition (7 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333785991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333785997
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.2 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 862,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including The Bells of Bournville Green, sequel to the bestselling Chocolate Girls, and A Hopscotch Summer. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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About the Author

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling Chocolate Girls. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poppy Day 7 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a great book which I'm reading at the moment. Annie Murray is my favourite author, writing about Birmingham, near where my son goes to school. Her books are down to earth, not too far fetched and compulsive reading. Well done Annie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant Read 29 Dec 2011
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I have enjoyed all the Annie Murray books that I have read so far, particularly as they are set in Birmingham, and I have been tracing my ancestors from that city. This book apart from being up to Annie's usual standard of brilliant story telling was set in the exact district where my father was brought up, so I found the story really touching as I discovered I had lost a great uncle during the First World War. I thought the way Annie dealt with this aspect of the story - especially the end section was very poignant. Don't want to give too much away to anyone who has not read it! Highly recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poppy Day by Annie Murray 21 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
Like all the othe books I have read by Annie Murray this was a thoroughly good read and the pace of the story was kept up right to the end. Just when you think you know what the next part is going to be it changes and keeps you wanting to to read to the end. Every part of the books I have read so far by Annie Murray are exciting and not one part has a boring bit, the only sad part is when you come to the end of the book!

The historical content about Birmingham is also quite accurate as my late mother was born and lived in Birmingham at the time this book was written and told me a lot about the times and Birmingham then.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but slow in places 13 Sep 2001
Format:Paperback
Poppy Day by Anne Murray
If you persevere with the story line you will enjoy it. Jess has left home because she is unhappy with her father and his new wife, and they are marrying her off to someone that she dislikes. She goes to live with her Mother's sister who has secrets of her own which come to the surface when Jess goes back in to her life.
However, she takes her in and Jess settles down with the rest of the family who are Sis, the youngest, Polly, Bert and baby Ronnie and gets a job. Things go well until she falls in love with a family friend who is already married and whose wife is expecting their first child. They meet secretly but things come to a head when he tells his wife he is leaving her. Auntie Olive puts Jess out and she finds rooms with an elderly lady but she is expecting Ned's child. Ned who has a daughter of his own now agrees to divorce his wife Mary eventually. His family is against Jess and when she looses the baby it takes the urgency away and life rolls on.
War is declared and Ned goes off to fight but spends his leave with Jess. Eventually, he is wounded and goes to convalesce at his own home. His family are against Jess and won't let her see him..It is quite an interesting book and has several incidents not all have been mentioned which slowly unfold throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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Good Read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Poppy day 17 Jun 2014
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a good read would recommend it takes you back to a time I never knew only my ancestors lived through it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Anne Murray 23 May 2014
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Brilliant reading, I can't say any more except she writes so very well, and captures your imagination at page one.It is thrilling all the way through, even missed my corrie through reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 17 May 2014
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I would recommend this book as it kept you wanting to read more. Especially from this author , sad to finish it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased I made the mistake
Mixed order up with a book with the same title but by Amanda Prpwse. Pleased I made the mistake!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poppy Day
Great book, I always feel like I am in the book with the people. Great auther and brilliant writer. Thanks
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good and thought-provoking book.
I really enjoyed this book and hopefully will be able to say that the next book I read will be as good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars poppy
This book was ok for a holiday read,the story line was a bit draw out .I've read o few of this author s books and enjoyed them but this on didn't do much for me.
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Find it difficult to put this one down! A really great story, simple yet so much happening in the life of this girl (the main character). Read more
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