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  • Published: 15 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099550549
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

Christmas Wishes

The new Christmas book from the UK's bestselling saga author

It is the autumn of 1945 and identical twins Joy and Gillian Lawrence are on their way home to Liverpool, having been evacuated to Devonshire five years earlier.Their mother has been killed in the blitz but the girls hope that with their beloved father’s help they will be able to manage without assistance.

All goes well until there is a terrible accident and Joy loses her sight.At first she is bitter and resentful whilst Gillian is racked with guilt.However, as time passes Joy gains confidence, hopeful that her sight will return since life is not easy when you can’t see the face of the boy you think you love.

Then there is a chance meeting on a train and once more the girls lives are in turmoil…

  • Pub date: 15 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099550549
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Katie Flynn

Katie Flynn lived for many years in the north-west. A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of her early stories were broadcast on Radio Merseyside. She decided to write her Liverpool series after hearing the reminiscences of family members about life in the city in the early years of the twentieth century. She also wrote as Judith Saxton. For the last few years of her life, she had to cope with ME but continued to write with the help of her daughter, Holly Flynn. Sadly, Katie passed away on 1 January 2019, but had already begun working with Holly on upcoming books, which will be published in 2019 and beyond.

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Praise for Christmas Wishes

“A heartwarming story of love and loss”

Women's Weekly

“Few writers have a fan base as wide and varied as Katie Flynn and devotees won't be disappointed”

Scottish Daily Record

“One of the best Liverpool writers”

Liverpool Echo

“Arrow's best and biggest saga author. She's good.”


“Katie Flynn's series of Liverpool novels have, rightly, been much acclaimed for the vividness of her settings and delicate brushstrokes of her characters. ”

Choice Magazine

“A magnificent and evocative tale that shows why she is one of the country's most popular storytellers”

Scottish Daily Record

“You won't be able to put this down until you have read every word”

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