Author : Graham Swift
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release :2016-04-19
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780345816627

Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at an English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years, she has been the secret lover of Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, when all the servants have been let off work for the day in order to pay their annual visits to their families, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time in Paul's own bedroom--though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married. The events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane, about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees and remembers, deepens with every beautifully wrought moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and, through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.

Author : Noel Streatfeild
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release :2018-09-06
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781509876785

Seventy-year-old widowed Anna Caldwell likes to be alone, happy to potter around her garden chatting to her friend Miss Poe. However, the bliss of Anna’s peaceful lifestyle causes her five children much dismay. Jane, the eldest and most organised, gathers her siblings together to visit Anna on Mothering Sunday. Henry the politician, Margaret the doctor and the youngest, Felicity, all agree to attend with their partners . . . but that leaves Tony, the shadow on the family’s respectable past. Carnegie Medal winning author Noel Streatfeild pieces together a startling image of the post-war British family in her novel Mothering Sunday.

Author : Rosie Goodwin
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Release :2017-03-09
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781785762321

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Rosie Goodwin. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . .

Author : Graham Swift
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release :2016-04-19
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780345816627

Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at an English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years, she has been the secret lover of Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, when all the servants have been let off work for the day in order to pay their annual visits to their families, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time in Paul's own bedroom--though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married. The events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane, about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees and remembers, deepens with every beautifully wrought moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and, through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.

Author : Ken Evans
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release :2018-07-09
Total pages :118
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781546294870

I share this account of an apparently simple family event; the sharing of a breakfast meal, celebrating Mothering Sunday; as a way of thinking about how shared experiences, especially of shared meals, which are always more meaningful than they first seem. That Sunday morning, even whilst enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the delicious food, I somehow knew that there was a story to tell; this is but one version. Although my thinking is sociological and methodological, I have tried to tell it as a story, through which I might be able to capture something of the essence of the extraordinary in the ordinariness of a simple shared meal!

Author : Sara James
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2021-03-04
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781398704107

One crisp and bright Mothering Sunday, Alexandra Abbott's now elderly mother, Elizabeth, reveals a secret that she has kept buried for over 50 years... April 1963: Aspiring artist Kitty Campbell has recently given birth to her first child in a mother and baby home. Kitty is to give her baby away for adoption but, when the day comes, she can't bring herself to part with her tiny daughter. In desperation, Kitty flees. She stops at a tea shop to feed her hungry baby and meets the owner, Bet - a mother with her own heartache to bear. But Bet is kind to Kitty, holding the baby and offering a listening ear. Then Kitty makes a decision that will change all their lives for ever. Several decades later, can the truth from that day finally right the past and bring a mother and daughter together? A heart-rending family drama perfect for fans of Fern Britten, Rachel Hore and Dilly Court.

Author : Olwen Wymark
Publisher :
Release :2002
Total pages :27
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0573023549

Sidney visits her mother Geraldine, who lives with her new lover Doug. With Sidney comes Alex, a former lover of Geraldine's, and a spark of passion rekindles between them. Alex is the loser, however, as Geraldine returns to Doug. All four have pretended to be other than they really are and the truth, when it emerges, hurts. A quirky, funny work from the author of Find Me.

Author : Constance Penswick Smith
Publisher :
Release :1926
Total pages :11
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCAL:$B689361

Author : Rosie Goodwin
Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
Release :2020-04-16
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781838772840

Three books in one! Introducing the heartwarming Days of the Week Collection from Sunday Times bestselling author, Rosie Goodwin, with the novels Mothering Sunday, The Little Angel and A Mother's Grace . . . ***MOTHERING SUNDAY*** The child born on the Sabbath Day, Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay. 1884. Fourteen-year-old Sunday has grown up in the cruelty of the Nuneaton workhouse. When she finally strikes out on her own, she is determined to return for those she left behind, and to find the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight. ***THE LITTLE ANGEL*** Monday's child is fair of face. 1896. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, and grows into a beguiling and favoured young girl - until she is summoned to live with her birth mother. In London, nothing is what it seems, and her old home begins to feel very far away. If Kitty is to have any chance of happiness, this little angel must protect herself from devils in disguise . . . and before it's too late. ***A MOTHER'S GRACE*** Tuesday's child is full of grace. 1910. When her father's threatening behaviour grows worse, pious young Grace Kettle escapes her home to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke, her world is turned upside down. She is driven to make a scandalous choice - one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for.

Author : Carole Copeland
Publisher :
Release :1986-01-01
Total pages :43
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0715104322