A Royal Read

On 21st April 1926, three baby girls are born. In North Wales, Hester Coburn, a farm labourer’s wife, gives birth to Nell, whilst in Norwich, in an exclusive nursing home, Anna is born to rich and pampered Constance Radwell. And in London, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, has her first child, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary….

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Meet Evelyn Prentis… The perfect series for “Call the Midwife” fans

It must be stressed from the start that I was not a born nurse. Not every girl is. Not every nurse is either……

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Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas is the author of The Nightingale Girls, the first in a series of stories set in an East End Hospital in the …

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Susan Sallis

Susan Sallis is the author of over twenty bestselling novels, many of them set in the West Country of England.

She was born in Gloucestershire and …

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Ellie Dean

Ellie Dean lives in Eastbourne, on the East Coast of England, which has been her home for many years and where she raised her …

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Katie Flynn

Katie Flynn has lived for many years in the north-west of England.

A compulsive writer, she started with short stories and articles and many of …

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Maggie Hope

Maggie Hope was born and raised in County Durham, England.

She worked as a nurse for many years , before giving up her career to …

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Dilly Court

Dilly Court grew up in North-east London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children …

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Val Wood

Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has published eighteen novels and has become one of the …

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An excerpt from The Promise by Susan Sallis


There were four of the Thorpe family in the Anderson shelter the night of the raid on Coventry. Mum and Dad, Florrie and little …

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An excerpt from “The Best of Daughters” by Dilly Court

In her frantic dash to escape the police Daisy had lost her hat and broken a heel off one of her shoes. She crept into the house, tucking her purple, white and green suffragette sash into her handbag. …

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Dear Reader…. from Katie Flynn

(excerpt from “The Forget-Me-Not Summer)

Dear Reader,

Long ago, when my niece, Heather Hague, was about twelve, she was taken by her school to an …

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Celebrating the New Arrival with “The Royal Nappy”

The Royal Nappy is now available in paperback as well as an audio enhanced ebook! Come and take a sneak peek at this cheeky, charming picture book… …

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Evelyn Prentis

Brought up in Lincolnshire, Evelyn Prentis left home at eighteen to become a nurse. She later moved to London during the war, where she married and raised her family. Like so many other nurses, she went back to hospital and used any spare time she might have had bringing up her children and running her home….

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