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A Christmas gift / Katie Flynn.

By: Flynn, Katie.
Contributor(s): Flynn, Holly [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London, England : Century, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781529123869 (hardback).Subject(s): Runaway teenagers -- Fiction | Abusive men -- Fiction | Christmas -- Fiction | Liverpool (England) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Liverpool, 1939 - Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes. But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy's life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade. If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all.
List(s) this item appears in: English Authors historical fiction
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<p> THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREAT: COSY UP WITH A CUPPA AND THIS GORGEOUS NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, KATIE FLYNN <br> _______________________________<br> Liverpool, 1939: Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone.<br> <br> Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes.<br> <br> But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy's life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade.<br> <br> If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all.<br> _______________________________<br> <br> Praise for Katie Flynn <br> 'One of the country's most popular storytellers' Scottish Daily Record <br> <br> 'A poignant war-time romance' Daily Express <br> <br> 'A heartwarming story of love and loss' Woman's Weekly <br> <br> 'One of the best Liverpool writers' Liverpool Echo <br> <br> 'If you pick up a Katie Flynn book it's going to be a wrench to put it down again' Holyhead and Anglesey Mail </p>

"Her only wish is to find her family" -- Cover.

Holly Flynn writing as her deceased mother, Katie Flynn.

Liverpool, 1939 - Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes. But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy's life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade. If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all.