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Betsy and Lilibet

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of This Holey Life, Bright Stars and Generation Game

London, 1926. Two baby girls are born just hours and miles apart. One you know as the Queen of England, but what of the other girl- the daughter of an undertaker named in her honour? Betsy Sunshine grows up surrounded by death in war-torn London, watching her community grieve for their loved ones whilst dealing with her own teenage troubles… namely her promiscuous sister Margie. As Betsy grows older we see the how the country changes through her eyes, and along the way we discover the birth of a secret that threatens to tear her family apart.

Sophie Duffy dazzles in her latest work of family/historical fiction. A tale which spans generations to explore the life and times of a family at the heart of their community, the story of a stoic young woman who shares a connection with her queenly counterpart in more ways than one…

'Told with wit and warmth, this is a gritty, truly British, saga; from war time childhood fortitude though to a lifetime of love, loss and laughter. Dive in and enjoy!' Paul McVeigh

'A charming and funny look at family, loyalty and love during the Queen’s reign. I think Her Majesty would approve' Cathy Bramley

'So atmospheric you can almost smell the Brylcreem...' Laurie Graham

'Clever and charming, I loved this look at the complications of family life' Katie Fforde

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A charming and funny look at family, loyalty and love during the Queen’s reign. I think Her Majesty would approve." - Cathy Bramley

"Clever and charming, I loved this look at the complications of family life." - Katie Fforde

"So atmospheric you can almost smell the Brylcreem..." - Laurie Graham

"Told with wit and warmth, this is a gritty, truly British, saga; from war time childhood fortitude though to a lifetime of love, loss and laughter. Dive in and enjoy!" - Paul McVeigh


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
ISBN: 1-4448-4051-7 / 978-1-4448-4051-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Betsy and Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
ISBN: 1-78719-871-5 / 978-1-78719-871-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
ISBN: 1-78771-228-1 / 978-1-78771-228-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: Betsy & Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
ISBN: 1-78771-264-8 / 978-1-78771-264-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Betsy and Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Betsy and Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Betsy and Lilibet
Author(s): Sophie Duffy
Publisher: Legend Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU