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Lavender Road

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

 
'So good I had to read it twice.' Amazon review.
LAVENDER ROAD is the first novel in Helen Carey's best-selling Second World War series. Opening in September 1939, this compelling novel creates a rich tapestry of life which depicts in all its vivid detail the story of London at War.
Sure to appeal to fans of 'Downton Abbey' and 'Call the Midwife', the characters of LAVENDER ROAD range from rich to poor, young to old, and their entwined lives form the basis of this captivating story as they face up to the onset of hostilities.
Lavender Road boasts a typical English pub, two rows of terraced working class homes, and overlooking Clapham 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 Mrs D'Arcy Billiere.
For the less wealthy, the outbreak of war means a struggle to keep food on the family table. Rationing and shortages become everyday problems. Theatres close, children are sent away, careers are interrupted, and as men go off to fight, relationships are put under pressure. But with dogged British resilience and gritty humour the inhabitants of Lavender Road take Winston Churchill's words to heart and rise to the occasion, even through early defeats in France and the subsequent rigours of the Dunkirk evacuation.
As the bombing finally begins everyone in the road fears that their courage will be tested, and that the war will change their lives, perhaps for ever ...

REVIEWS:
'A sparkling bit of wartime 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
'Unputdownable! 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
'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
'What a great storyteller. Reading this story was an unforgettable pleasure.' Amazon review

Genre: Sagas    

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Hardback Editions

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

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lavender Road (Lavender Road 1)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-4722-3148-1 / 978-1-4722-3148-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lavender Road
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 1-4072-2398-4 / 978-1-4072-2398-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Books
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1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lavender Road (London at war)
Author(s): Helen Carey
ISBN: 0-7528-0066-3 / 978-0-7528-0066-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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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
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February 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Kindle Editions

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


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


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