The Willow Pool

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9780006514305: The Willow Pool

The long-awaited Liverpool-at-war novel from an author whose tales of love and loss, passion and pain during the great wars are in a class of their own. Against the background of bomb-ravaged Liverpool, Meg Blundell mourns the death of her beloved mother. She is nineteen, father unknown, her past veiled in mystery by her Ma. Why, she wonders, does the rent man never call at No.1 Tippet's Yard? He does everywhere else. Why did Ma avoid talk of her father, but speak only of the idyllic house called Candlefold -- a haven and a heaven to her? With Ma gone, Meg must go back to her roots; and in the long sweet summer of 1941 find and lose love.

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Elizabeth Elgin served in the WRNS during the Second World War and met her husband on board a submarine depot ship. A keen gardener, she has two daughters and five grandsons and lives in a lovely Roman village in York.

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Praise for Elizabeth Elgin's previous novels: 'A story of passion, faith and class in Yorkshire. Unforgettable characters.' Daily Express 'Lovely period piece. Captures the wartime spirit with all its sadness and joy.' Oxford Mail

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