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Citizen Armies

(2019)
(The second book in the Tales of War series)
A novel by

 
 
‘Characters you can believe in, brilliantly researched, a gripping story for anyone who enjoys books about WW11’ - Rosie Goodwin, million copy bestselling author

'Evokes the courage and determination of the spirit of the Blitz' - Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Promise


A heartening tale of unity and courage.

The Jackson family’s peaceful south London life is shattered when World War Two breaks out.

Sixteen-year-old Mary is immediately evacuated, and the rest of the family sets about combining daily life with wartime duties in the nation’s capital.

The war is gruelling and heart-breaking for Londoners, and Rosie and Jim Jackson are no exception. But their close family bonds and the warmth of friends and neighbours see them through, as the ups and downs of family life – marriages, births and deaths – continue as they always have, despite the conflict that rampages around them.

Until one day, a tragedy that nobody had dared to consider, strikes a devastating blow. And as the war gradually comes to a close, the Jacksons find themselves facing the future with a family – and a country – that have been irrevocably changed.

Citizen Armies combines the qualities of an absorbing family saga with acutely observed and beautifully written social history, and is bound to please lovers of fiction and history alike.

Bestselling Beryl Kingston was born in 1931 in Tooting, where she spent the first four months of the Blitz. She was evacuated twice during WWII, the first time to Felpham and the second to Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Genre: Sagas

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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Citizen Armies (The Jackson Family Saga)
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-83901-157-2 / 978-1-83901-157-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Citizen Armies
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-911445-70-7 / 978-1-911445-70-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Citizen Armies (The Jackson Family Saga Book 2)
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU