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In 1950s Manchester, folk are just emerging from the shadow of the war. Money is still tight, and the bustling market is a source of tempting bargains – as well as the local gossip.
When Patsy talks her way into a job on their Champion Street market millinery stall, the Higginson sisters get more than they bargained for. Coping with a rebellious teenager is far from easy. Riddled with insecurities, Patsy’s impudence and chirpy personality win her enemies as well as new friends. And her determination to solve the riddle of her own past soon starts to unravel secrets Annie and Clara would much rather keep hidden.
Fat and jolly, Molly Poulson hasn’t a care in the world until her two daughters both fall in love with the wrong young man. Molly is determined that Fran and Amy see the error of their ways, but the more she interferes, the more complicated it gets, bringing yet more trouble to her door in the shape of the notorious Billy Quinn.
About the Author
Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher and bookseller. In a mad moment she even tried her hand at the ‘good life’ as a smallholder. Inspired by this tough life on the fells, memories of her Lancashire childhood, and her passion for history she has published over forty family sagas and historical novels. Freda has lived in the Lake District and Cornwall but now spends the winters in Spain and summers in the UK. For more information visit her website: www.fredalightfoot.co.uk