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by Jacobs, Anna

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TitleGifts for our time
Author / Responsible partyJacobs, Anna
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Germans -- England -- Fiction. Lancashire (England) -- Fiction. Architecture, Domestic -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction. England -- Social life and customs -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Germany, 1939: Christa Sommer boards the Kindertransport, unsure that she'll ever see her parents again. Once in England she is taken in by elderly Mrs Pelling, who grows to love Christa as the daughter she never had. But in 1945 Mrs Pelling dies and her money-grabbing niece turfs Christa out, with only a suitcase to her name. Luck comes her way when a lady she saves from being mugged turns out to be Mayne Esher's friend Daniel's mother. Taking pity on Christa, they take her to Rivenshaw where they plan to start a new life as part of the Esher building firm. There Christa is welcomed with open arms and she soon develops a love for the place, the people and, Daniel...

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System control numberS13398
Original Print PublisherLondon : Hodder & Stoughton, 2017.
Series statementBook 4 of Rivenshaw
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 4 of Rivenshaw
NarratorJulia Franklin.
Narrator NameJulia Franklin.
Participant or performer noteJulia Franklin.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator