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About the AuthorFollow Biography After careers in teaching, catering, running a market stall, stress management courses in the NHS as well as being a mother of four, Leah Fleming found her true calling as a storyteller. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but spends part of the year marinating her next tale from an olive grove on her favourite island of Crete. She was short listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year in 1998 and for The People's Choice Pure Passion Award 2010 for Remembrance Day. Her epic tales cover centuries and many generations with a strong sense of place and time. The Captain's Daughter, a Titanic drama won the 2012 Premio Roma Award for Translated Fiction. The Girl Under The Olive Tree has been translated into at least 6 languages. Her latest novel: The Last Pearl is out now. Her website is www.leahfleming.co.uk where you can find out more and sign up for her free newsletter.
Author 1Leah Fleming
Book DescriptionWhen Isobel Morton takes over the café in Lichfield’s market square, she has big plans. Soon renamed The Victory Café, with a menu that delights despite rations, the girls who work at the Vic are swept away by Belle’s lust for life. Among the regular customers is a trio of soldiers from the nearby American base and waitress Dorrie Goodman soon befriends them, learning about jazz and romance in the process. But the stifling morality of a Midlands town in the 40s cannot accommodate such a friendship; jealously, hatred and the weight of public disapproval combine to precipitate a tragedy. It is not until many years after the war that friendship and reconciliation can begin to heal the wounds of the past …
FormatPaperback
Edition NumberPaperback Original edition
Editorial Review‘A fabulous story of people, places and pearls from a master storyteller’ (Lancashire Evening Post on The Last Pearl)
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages288
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