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A precious gift / Rosie Goodwin.

By: Goodwin, RosieMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Goodwin, Rosie. Days of the week ; 6.Publisher: London : Zaffre Publishing, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 426 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785767616 (hardback)Subject(s): Teenage girls -- Fiction | Suffragists -- England -- Fiction | Nurses -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Fiction | Nuneaton (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | France -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Nuneaton, 1911. Holly Farthing's grandfather has always been strict but when he tries to force Holly to marry a widower twice her age she finally says no. Refusing to support her any longer Gilbert Mason gives Holly an ultimatum - marry Mr Dolby or leave. At just eighteen years old Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her.In London, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital where she meets the dashing Dr Parkin. Ivy joins the suffragette movement and is soon courted by a wealthy gentleman who Holly worries is too good to be true.When Dr Parkin proposes Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But soon after Holly discovers some news that means they can never be together. Throwing herself into her work Holly volunteers to nurse the soldiers on the front line and so, she heads to France.
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Nuneaton, 1911 When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a widower twice her age, she finally says no. After he refuses to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her. In the big smoke, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital. There she meets the dashing Doctor Parkin. Kind and compassionate, he is everything Holly has ever dreamt of. When Doctor Parkin proposes, Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But soon, she discovers some shocking news that means they can never be together, and her life is suddenly thrown into turmoil. Supporting the war effort, she heads to France and throws herself into volunteering on the front line. Can Holly ever find the happiness she so truly deserves?

Nuneaton, 1911. Holly Farthing's grandfather has always been strict but when he tries to force Holly to marry a widower twice her age she finally says no. Refusing to support her any longer Gilbert Mason gives Holly an ultimatum - marry Mr Dolby or leave. At just eighteen years old Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her.In London, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital where she meets the dashing Dr Parkin. Ivy joins the suffragette movement and is soon courted by a wealthy gentleman who Holly worries is too good to be true.When Dr Parkin proposes Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But soon after Holly discovers some news that means they can never be together. Throwing herself into her work Holly volunteers to nurse the soldiers on the front line and so, she heads to France.

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