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Welcome Home

(2015)
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There are some things which even the closest friendship cannot survive . . .

Welcome Home is an enthralling and moving drama from bestselling author Margaret Dickinson, set during the Second World War.

Neighbours Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, sharing the joys and sorrows of a tough life as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it was no surprise that their children were close and that Edie's son, Frank, and Lil's daughter, Irene, would fall in love and marry at a young age.

But the declaration of war in 1939 changed everything. Frank went off to fight, and Irene and baby, Tommy, along with Edie's youngest son are sent to the countryside for safety. With Edie's husband, Archie, fishing the dangerous waters in the North Sea and daughter Beth in London doing 'important war work', Edie's family is torn apart.

Friendship sustains Edie and Lil, but tragedy follows and there's also concern that Beth seems to have disappeared. But it is Irene's return, during the VE day celebrations, that sends shock waves through the family and threatens to tear Edie and Lil's friendship apart forever.

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"Margaret Dickinson's, Welcome Home is an outstanding story of love and war set in the bleakness of WW2. It will tug at your heart-strings, make you cry, smile and leave you wanting to read more by this wonderful author." - Diane Allen

"I cannot thank Margaret Dickinson enough for the hours of pleasure she's given me with this book. Welcome Home has everything you would expect from the Queen of saga; family life, friendship, heartaches, love and betrayal and much, much more. I not only came to appreciate the privations for those left behind on the home front but the heart stopping moments when one of the family is behind enemy lines, will live on in my memory for a long time to come. A thoroughly enjoyable read." - Pam Weaver


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Used availability for Margaret Dickinson's Welcome Home

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7505-4250-0 / 978-0-7505-4250-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4472-3730-7 / 978-1-4472-3730-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4472-3725-0 / 978-1-4472-3725-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2015 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4079-4669-2 / 978-1-4079-4669-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4079-4670-6 / 978-1-4079-4670-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4079-4671-4 / 978-1-4079-4671-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


January 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Welcome Home
Author(s): Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU