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Aldington, Annie

Overview
Works: 459 works in 1,181 publications in 1 language and 9,778 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Sagas 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: RG950, 618.20233
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Publications about Annie Aldington
Publications by Annie Aldington
Most widely held works by Annie Aldington
Nurse Anna's war by Mary Jane Staples( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Brussels, 1915. A beautiful young Belgian woman, Louise, is being pursued by the Germans when she meets Ned Scott, a British army major also trying to flee. He is badly injured, and the unlikely pair find themselves at a hospital run by the famous Edith Cavell, who offers them both refuge. However no one is safe under the terrifying shadow of German occupation. As Louise finds herself falling for the major, details of her true identity emerge, causing the Germans to pursue her even more relentlessly. Meanwhile the Major is torn between his desire to stand by the brave, heroic Edith and the knowledge that he must escape. Observed wherever they go, is there anyone these three people can trust?
Whispers in the town by Pamela Evans( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
For West London girls Sal and Ann Storey, 1957 should have been one of the happiest years of their lives. Instead, the sisters' world is turned upside down when two family tragedies strike in quick succession. Left to run the family's sweetshop with their grandmother, Sal discovers she has a flair for business. When Sal meets handsome taxi driver Bob Beck, it seems that her luck is changing. Bob becomes her one constant as she struggles to keep the business afloat, and as Ann finally uncovers the guilty secret she's been carrying for so long. The last thing Sal needs is for Bob's scheming ex-fiancee Kate to reappear in his life - especially as Kate is preparing to make a stunning revelation
Call the midwife : [a memoir of birth, joy, and hard times] by Jennifer Worth( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Jennifer Worth was just 22 when she volunteered to spend her early years midwifery training in the heart of London's East End in the 1950s. Coming from a sheltered background, there were tough lessons to be learned. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not only because of their grimly impoverished surroundings but because of what they expected to endure. Seeing brutality and tragedy first hand, Jennifer dealt with it with amazing kindness and understanding - and a great deal of Cockney humour. She also earned the confidences of some whose lives were more strange, poignant and terrifying than any fiction
Family of women by Annie Murray( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Spanning more than half of the last century, this is the story of three generations
Drowning Rose by Marika Cobbold( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Eliza Cummings is leaving work when she receives an unexpected phone call. On the other end is a voice which draws her back 25 years - to the tragic death of her best friend. But why does Rose's father want her to visit him? And why is he killing her with kindness when he blames her for what happened?
Jamaica Street by Sally Worboyes( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Jamaican Errol Turner finds love with a woman from the East End of London; but, race riots and racial hatred threaten to end their dreams
Ups and downs by Mary Jane Staples( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
As the 1950s progress, unexpected happenings ruffle the usually calm atmosphere of the Adams family life. But good sense and good luck prevail and the family finds the strength to cope with these challenging times
The family, Martina Cole by Martina Cole( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Phillip Murphy is a family man. He worships his old mum; he takes care of his siblings who help run his business empire; he dotes on his two young sons who will one day take over. And then there's his wife and saviour Christine, whom he loves with a vengeance. Christine has always understood this about her husband. But there is another side to Phillip, and it's a side he never wanted his wife to see. Includes strong language and violence
East End girl : growing up the hard way by Sally Worboyes( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The story of Sally Worboyes' own family life in post-war Stepney is no less engrossing and dramatic than her gritty East London sagas. She grew up in a two-up, two-down with an outside lavatory and no hot water, where her parents raised four of their six children. Bursting with memories both warm and troubling, she tells of days spent "raking" the East End streets for useful scraps or crowding into her family's parlour rooms for hard-earned Saturday tea. As well as the tribulations that come with poverty, Sally's love for the old East End and its people shines through. Affectionate yet honest, this is probably Sally's most gripping saga yet - and every word is true
Jack's shadow, Pamela Oldfield by Pamela Oldfield( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Late Victorian England. When Bella marries Lloyd Massie she believes she is the happiest woman in the East End of London. Her wedding is a joyful occasion but a young, dedicated detective knows that she is in grave danger. Lloyd Massie, the bridegroom, has already killed once but the police cannot prove it. To complicate matters, Jack the Ripper begins to terrorise the area and all police resources are turned towards his capture. Frustrated, the detective does his best to protect Bella and her sister Lottie but Massie always seems to be one jump ahead of them and the sisters' lives are at risk
There'll be blue skies by Ellie Dean( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
When 16-year-old Sally is evacuated to the English south coast, she is terrified by what lies ahead of her. Sally swallows her tears as they leave the familiar landmarks behind, knowing that she has to play mother to her six-year-old brother Ernie. Their real mother Florrie hasn't even come to the station and Ernie, crippled at an early age by polio, is used to depending on his older sister. When they arrive in Cliffehaven, they're taken to live at the Beach View Boarding House where they're welcomed by the open-hearted O'Reilly family. Sally gets a job in a uniforms factory to help pay her way - and to pay for Ernie's expensive medicines - but then Florrie arrives in Cliffehaven, bringing disaster with her
The faithless by Martina Cole( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
To the outside world, Cynthia Tailor is a woman to envy; she has a devoted husband, a lovely home and two gorgeous children. But Cynthia has always craved the best things in life, and is determined to see that she gets them. Cynthia will let nothing stand in her way, even if it means tragedy for those nearest to her. And the casualties are many: her husband Jimmy, unable to fight the wife he can never please; her sister Celeste, from whom Cynthia steals her most precious possession; and her parents, Mary and Jack, who pick up the pieces. But the victims who suffer the most are Cynthia's children. For James Junior and Gabby, the pain she causes will stay with them for ever
The graft by Martina Cole( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Room for a lodger by Sally Worboyes( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
After Kathy's husband is sent to jail she gets lonely and when she meets a new man she can't resist asking him to move in. Her family and friends object and she is forced to choose between her lover and her husband
Out of the shadows by Mary Jane Staples( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Times move on for the Adams family in East London and as business prospers, there are new worries to deal with. A young woman arrives who is intent on ruining Sammy Adam's winter fashion show and Sammy must deal with her unwelcome attention. Boots has to find a solution when one of his female employees tells him about a sinister visitor and he also does some matchmaking. But he doesn't realise that his family is being observed, as out of the shadows come dark and mysterious figures from the past who intrude on Boots, Polly and the twins, and his adopted daughter Rosie. Meanwhile Rosie has her hands full as her daughter Emily continues to rebel against everything around her. How will the Adams family cope, as trouble seems to lurk around every corner?
Goodnight lady by Martina Cole( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The Goodnight Lady knows everybody's secrets ... The infamous Briony Cavanagh was quite a beauty in her day. In the sixties, she ran a string of the most notorious brothels in the East End, patronised by peers and politicians - even royalty, some said. Only Briony knew what went on behind those thick velvet curtains, those discreet closed doors, and she never opened her mouth - unless she stood to benefit. Only Briony knew the hard and painful road she'd travelled to get there. From an impoverished childhood, she had schemed and manipulated, determined to be mistress of her own fate. But her flourishing business brought her into contact with the darker side of life at the violent heart of London's gangland. Along with her material success came risk and danger. And the Goodnight Lady had her own secret place, a place in her heart that was always shadowed with loss
Meet me under the clock by Annie Murray( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Growing up in Birmingham, Sylvia and Audrey Whitehouse have always been like chalk and cheese. When the Second World War breaks out, Sylvia is still dreaming of her forthcoming marriage to fiance Ian while Audrey jumps at the career opportunities the WAAF throws her way. Audrey joins the ranks at RAF Cardington but soon finds that her new freedom also brings temptation. When she goes too far, the consequences ripple through the Whitehouse family
The wayward wife by Jessica Stirling( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The war everyone dreaded has begun at last but for Susan Cahill it is more an adventure than a tragedy. Helped by a white lie about her marriage to Danny she has a new job as a producer's assistant at the BBC. And glamorous new friends, including one American war reporter who has made London his base and Susan his target. Danny is also working for the BBC, sharing a room in a freezing farmhouse in Evesham, working long hours monitoring German radio broadcasts - and worrying about Susan. Stuck in London when the blitz begins, Susan's sister-in-law, Breda Hooper, faces up to the worst with a small son at home and a husband in the fire service. Then her Italian father, hiding out from both the authorities and his former partners in crime, prepares to leave Breda a legacy as explosive as any German bomb
The women of Lilac Street by Annie Murray( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Birmingham, almost a decade after the end of the Great War, and the women of Lilac Street have had more than their fair share of troubles. Rose Southgate is trapped in a loveless marriage. Jen Green is desperately struggling to make ends meet, with a sick husband, and five children to support. And Phyllis Taylor is a widow who has managed to put a dark and traumatic past behind her
The bells of Bournville Green by Annie Murray( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Continuing the saga begun in 'Chocolate Girls', and set in 1960s Birmingham, this is a story of families whose lives are entwined, of belonging and loss - and of a young woman's search for transforming love
 
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