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War Babies

(2015)
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Rachel Booker has a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in gambling debt, her mother must harden herself to make ends meet, but becomes so hard she has little room left for affection or warmth. Mother and daughter work at the open market in Birmingham, selling second-hand clothes or whatever they can find just to put a little food on the table.

But the market has a silver lining: it's there that Rachel makes her first childhood friend, Danny. As they grow older, the friendship grows into something more and their innocent romance gives Rachel the care and comfort she's always craved. But at just sixteen, as World War II breaks out, Rachel falls pregnant. They marry in haste but it isn't long before Danny is called up.

Left on the home front with a new baby and little else, Rachel must scrape by with the other residents of Sparkbrook. But if Danny ever makes it home, will he be the same boy she loved so fiercely? And if Rachel can sustain the family until then, will she end up as hard-hearted as her own mother?

Annie Murray's War Babies is a moving and insightful novel about hardships on the home front and how the war changed everybody it touched . . .

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 0-7505-4249-7 / 978-0-7505-4249-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 1-4472-3401-4 / 978-1-4472-3401-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 1-4472-3402-2 / 978-1-4472-3402-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 1-4079-4661-7 / 978-1-4079-4661-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 1-4079-4662-5 / 978-1-4079-4662-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
ISBN: 1-4079-4663-3 / 978-1-4079-4663-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


February 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: War Babies
Author(s): Annie Murray
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU