A wonderful new novel from Liverpool's best-loved author. A tale of loss and love set in post-Second World War England and France.This is the story of a young Liverpool woman widowed in the Second World War before she can know the happiness of having a family. With the blessing of her mother, with whom she runs a B&B, she goes to Normandy to see where her husband was killed in the D-Day landings. Once she is there, she meets an impoverished French poultry farmer, now reduced to driving a beaten up (and still rare) taxi and looking after his old mother and dying brother. Will these two find happiness together?A touching love story, a compelling portrayal of the aftermath of war and above all a testament to the courage and endurance of oridinary people, Madame Barbara will delight Helen Forrester's countless fans.
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Helen Forrester was born in Hoylake, Cheshire, the eldest of seven children. For many years, until she married, her home was Liverpool, a city that features prominently in her work. For many decades, she made her home with her husband and son in Alberta, Canada. Helen died in 2011 aged 92.Review:
Praise for Liverpool Miss:`Records of hardship during the Thirties or earlier are not rare; but this has features that make it stand apart'Observer`The story of a young girl's courage and perseverance against adversity... warm-hearted and excellent'Manchester Evening News
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 496 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0006513484
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110006513484