Most widely held works by Dee Williams
Katie's kitchen by Dee Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
When her friend and business partner, Edwin Brown, dies, it seems that Katherine Carter's own world has ended. Not only has her closest companion been taken from her, she's also lost the successful restaurant they built up together, as well as the comfortable home they shared with her young son. Now all this has been snatched away, for Edwin has left no will and his lecherous brother, Gerald, presumes he's inherited Katherine along with the house.
Maggie's market by Dee Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
It's 1935, and Maggie Ross loves her life among the stallholders in Kelvin Market where she lives with her husband and their young family above Mr. Goldman's custom tailors. But when her husband disappears one day, her world collapses. Maggie has no way of telling why he left her so suddenly, especially when she has a new baby on the way. What she can tell is who her real friends are as she struggles to bring her children up alone.
Wishes and tears by Dee Williams ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
When a naive encounter at a Coronation party leaves sixteen-year-old Janet Slater pregnant, there's no question in her scandalized parents' minds of her keeping the baby. Bundled off to a home for unmarried mothers in South London, Janet is about to face the hardest moment of her sheltered life alone. Forced to give her tiny daughter up for adoption, Janet promises her that one day, come what may, she'll find her ...
Hopes and dreams by Dee Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Dolly Taylor and Penny Watts have been friends all their lives. Growing up in Rotherhithe, they now work in a factory making shell cases to be sent to the front line. As the Second World War rages on, Dolly dreams of escaping to far-off lands - in particular America. Excitement at home, however comes in the form of the American GIs, who break the monotony of factory life and nightly air-raids with music and dancing. Despite her loyalty to Tony, who is fighting overseas, Dolly feels increasingly attracted to the sophisticated and handsome Joe. And then he proposes.
Pride and joy by Dee Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Mary Harris is worried about her brother Eddie. Although her stepfather denies his temper, she has seen bruises on his body. She escapes her problems with best friend Liz's brother Billy, sure that he is the one for her. But the future holds surprises.
Love and war by Dee Williams ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Eileen's daughters mean the world to her But when war is announced she knows everthing is about to change. When the girls decide to take part in the war effort, Eileen prays for their safe return.
Sunshine after rain by Dee Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Sisters Connie and Jenny Dalton have always taken their comfortable lives for granted. They are sheltered from the deprivation which their housemaid Molly and her family endure in nearby Rotherhithe. But, in April 1912, their father leaves for a business trip to America - on the new ship TITANIC ... Within days William Dalton is resting in a watery grave. And, with his death, his widow and daughters learn that they have inherited only debt, with their home soon to be taken from them. As war approaches, it seems that the sisters' dreams for the future are to be snatched away. Yet new doors are about to open, behind which lie dangers and many changes - but also the possibility of happiness for both.
After the dance by Dee Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
It's late 1935 and Sue Carver is living happily with her parents in Rotherhithe, working in the office of wealthy local car dealer Fred Hunt. Pretty and vivacious, Sue has many admirers, including her best friend Jane's brother, Ron. But Sue's main love is dancing. She and Jane are always to be found at the local dance hall, and when one memorable night the band brings in a new singer, CY Taylor' Sue can't help falling for him. Handsome Cy fails to tell her he is married, and invites her to visit him in his hotel room. But reality hits hard after the dance when Cy moves on. Just when she thinks life couldn't be worse, tragedy strikes. Will Sue ever find the love and happiness she craves.
A rare Ruby by Dee Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
It's 1919, and for fourteen-year-old Ruby Jenkins and her family, life isn't easy. Ever since Ruby's father returned from the war, shell-shocked and incapable of working, Ruby and her mother Mary have had to sacrifice all comforts. Amidst the bleak poverty of their Rotherhithe neighbourhood, Mary earns money doing washing. Ruby spends her days collecting and delivering, scrubbing and ironing. When she gets a paid job at Stone's Laundry, a whole new world opens up to her, and she starts dreaming of one day having a husband and children of her own. Then, sudden tragedy strikes at the heart of the Jenkins family, leaving Ruby distraught and desperate.
Sorrows and smiles by Dee Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Sally of Sefton Grove by Dee Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Sally Fuller, a nineteen-year-old finds life in the 1930s in Rotherhithe challenging.
This time for keeps by Dee Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
It's 1943. When Babs Scott is left homeless, after losing her beloved parents in an air raid, The Land Army offers her a new life away from the bombed streets of Rotherhithe. Working on a farm in Sussex, with the support of fellow Land Girl Lydi Wells, Babs starts to heal. But the arrival of Gino and Demetrio, two Italian prisoners of war, undermines her safe world. And then Pete, an RAF rear gunner, whom she has fallen in love with, dies and Babs is once again grief-stricken. Back in Rotherhithe after the war, a foolish mistake one night changes Babs' life for ever. She fears she has lost her one chance of happiness, but a letter from abroad offers an unexpected ray of hope ...
All that jazz by Dee Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
February 1921. When influenza claims the life of their mother, Daisy Cooper and her younger sister Mary are suddenly alone in the world. Daisy works long hours to keep a roof over their heads, but worries she's neglecting Mary. Mary is thrilled when the moving pictures come to Rotherhithe, but for Daisy, the magic really begins when the glamorous dancing girls perform. When one of the dancers suggests that Daisy should try out a routine, she discovers she is a natural and is soon offered a place at a dancing school. Her teacher thinks she has what it takes to hit the big time, and Daisy hopes she can make a better life for her sister. But then the little girl disappears...
Forgive and forget by Dee Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
As World War Two enters its final year, Ruth Bentley feels life has dealt her more than her fair share of blows. But she finds comfort in the camaraderie of the Civil Defence office where she is a volunteer and in her friendship with Lucy, a clippie on the buses. Lucy's husband is at sea, and the two women dream of the day when they'll be reunited with their loved ones. But as victory approaches, Ruth finds that the legacy of war is more powerful than even she had imagined.
Ellie of Elmleigh Square by Dee Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Ellie Walsh lives out her life in the battlefield that is no. 16 Elmleigh Square, forever caught in the cross-fire between her out-of-work father, her selfish sister and her violent bitter mother, Ruby. A chance meeting with a music teacher draws her into an unfamiliar world of glamour far removed from poverty-stricken Rotherhithe.
Annie of Albert Mews by Dee Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
When Annie argues with her boyfriend, Peter, and does not find him running to make up, she starts to notice Will Hobbs. He is a member of the Salvation Army but amusing and affectionate company. Annie and Will become engaged but a dreadful accident and the coming of World War II mean that life for Annie is not as secure as she thought it would be.
Hannah of Hope Street by Dee Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Hannah has had to grow up fast, taking on the responsibility for her sister Alice after the death of her parents. After a violent incident with their guardian, they are out on the streets. She has no option but to accept the help of Maudie, whose home at the end of Hope Street is full of thieves.
Carrie of Culver Road by Dee Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
As a little girl brought up in an orphange, Caroline Parker had always been told that Dept Ford was the place her disgraced mother had come from. So when years later her husband dies, leaving her penniless and with three young children to support, Caroline's first thought is to head for the place she has envisaged as home: Dept Ford. But to her horror, she arrives at her local station to find that Dept Ford is not the country village she'd imagined, but in the middle of London. And so it is Culver Road that becomes her true home.
Polly of Penn's Place by Dee Williams ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
After her brother blinds her in one eye, Polly accepts his friend's marriage proposal. As the country goes to war, Polly finds her brother and husband have jeopardized her future.
A moment to remember by Dee Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
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