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Jack Sheffield's delightful new novel - a nostalgic and humorous story set in the early 1960s.

For the residents of Ragley, the small Yorkshire village, the war is finally starting to feel like a distant memory. Gone are the days of rationing and sacrifice, replaced with the joys of spin-dryers and Beatlemania.

But Lily Feather can’t quite forget the events of the war and the years that followed. Buried in her past remains a terrible secret from which she cannot escape but that still threatens her fragile family. After the death of their mother, her brother, Freddie, has come to depend on her and her husband, but their lives will soon change for ever.

On the cusp of adulthood, Freddie’s life is simple: all he really has to worry about is school, girls and a spot of rugby. But when he stumbles across his family’s secret past it is his life that is changed forever. A dark history lies between Freddie, Lily and the truth and they begin to question how much they’ll have to sacrifice along the way.

Travel back in time with the brilliant new novel from Jack Sheffield...

Reviews

Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure

Alan Titchmarsh

Overflowing with amusing anecdotes

Daily Express

Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school

Choice

Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own

York Press

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787632097

    July 25, 2019

    Bantam Press

    352 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Audio Download

    9781473572263

    July 25, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    RRP $32.99

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