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Lavender Road

(1995)
(The first book in the Lavender Road series)
A novel by

 
'Unputdownable!' Western Telegraph
'A sparkling bit of storytelling.' London Evening Standard
'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike.' Louis de Bernieres

Opening in September 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War, Lavender Road follows the lives of a number of people who live in one South London street through the first year of hostilities.
Lavender Road, set between Lavender Hill and Clapham Common, boasts a pub, two rows of terraced working class homes, and overlooking the common at the top end of the road, two big houses, one owned by the local brewer Greville Rutherford and the other by the glamorous eccentric Mrs D'Arcy Billiere. Everyone in the road suspects that their courage will be tested and that the war will change their lives, perhaps for ever ...
For Joyce Carter, care-worn but resilient, the outbreak of war means a struggle to keep food on the family table. For her daughter, Jen, it may mean an end of her dream to become an actress. For shy asthmatic Katy Parsons, the pub landlord's daughter, it offers a chance to break free from the life of an invalid if only she can summon the courage to defy her parents and enrol as a nurse. For Pam Nelson, a sickening see-saw of emotions as she fights attraction to her handsome Irish lodger, and for her husband Alan, the demoralising discovery that despite his desperate desire to do his bit, he is considered unfit to enlist. For seventeen year old Louise Rutherford, rich pretty and naive, it offers grand illusions of romance.
This compelling novel by hugely popular British author, Helen Carey, creates a rich tapestry of life which depicts in all its vivid detail the story of London at War.

Praise for the Lavender Road series:
'Superb London wartime saga. Will keep you turning pages long into the night.' Natalie Meg Evans
'Captures the atmosphere of life in London in the second world war. Amazon review
'Simply the best author I've ever read!' Amazon review
'Helen Carey's characters are so real that they live on with you beyond the page. Warm, lively and enriching. Storytelling at its best.' Western Telegraph
'What a great storyteller. Reading this story was an unforgettable pleasure. Amazon review
'So good I had to read it twice.' Amazon review

Genre: Sagas
 
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Used availability for Helen Carey's Lavender Road


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Hardback Editions

August 1997 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Lavender Road
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 0-7505-1125-7 / 978-0-7505-1125-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 1995 : UK Hardback
Title: Lavender Road (London at war)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-85797-614-2 / 978-1-85797-614-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lavender Road (Lavender Road 1)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-4722-3148-1 / 978-1-4722-3148-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lavender Road
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-4072-2398-4 / 978-1-4072-2398-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

1996 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lavender Road (London at war)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 0-7528-0066-3 / 978-0-7528-0066-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Lavender Road
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-85797-643-6 / 978-1-85797-643-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 1995 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Lavender Road (London at war)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-85797-615-0 / 978-1-85797-615-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion mass market paperback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lavender Road (Lavender Road 1)
Author(s): Helen Carey
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lavender Road (Lavender Road 1)
Author(s): Helen Carey
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Lavender Road
Author(s): Helen Carey
Publisher: TSAP Books
Availability: Amazon   


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