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Hope at Holly Cottage

(2010)
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She took her gabardine raincoat from the hallstand. Put her head round the kitchen door. So many memories. Scarf wound about her neck, wriggling her fingers into her gloves. As she bent to pick up the case, her eyes stopped on the lino where her mum had died. No, she mustn't think like that. She picked up the case and her umbrella as it looked like rain, and let herself out of the front door. A new life. She mustn't look back. The future seems rosy for Plymouth schoolgirl Anna Millington as she studies for her A-levels in order to qualify for teacher training college. But Anna's life isn't all that it appears. Her family hides a cruel secret that resulted from the worst night of the Plymouth Blitz back in 1941, a night Anna remembers all too well as a small child cowering in a bomb shelter. Now, in 1954, the devastating consequences erupt again in tragedy. Anna fears for her own safety and feels forced into abandoning her aspirations for a successful career. Leaving behind her dear friend Ethel, Anna escapes to nearby Dartmoor, of which she has fond memories from when she was evacuated to Tavistock after the bombing raid that was to change her life for ever. But will her return to the moor bring her hope? Along the way, Anna encounters various other victims of fate who have their own secrets to tell. Will they all have the courage to seek out the happiness they deserve, and will Anna be able to help them - or herself? An endearing tale of warmth and friendship, love and hope set in the city of Plymouth and the wilds of Dartmoor.

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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-7505-3363-3 / 978-0-7505-3363-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hope at Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-7490-0835-0 / 978-0-7490-0835-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hope at Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-7490-0986-1 / 978-0-7490-0986-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
Publisher: Soundings
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November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
Publisher: Soundings
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-85714-075-2 / 978-0-85714-075-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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June 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-85714-076-0 / 978-0-85714-076-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: Hope At Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
ISBN: 0-85714-077-9 / 978-0-85714-077-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hope at Holly Cottage
Author(s): Tania Crosse
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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