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This work is set in June, 1953. England is gripped by Coronation fever as the young Queen Elizabeth is crowned. At the Palace Hotel on the south coast, owned for generations by the King family, the eldest daughter, Libby, prepares to host a Coronation party - her first big event as proprietor. Among the citizens of Kingshaven gathering at the hotel for the celebrations is a reluctant guest, Michael Quinn, a young school teacher recently arrived in the town from the North, who has only accepted the invitation under pressure from his socially ambitious wife, Sylvia. When he meets Claudia, also an outsider in Kingshaven's insular world, there is an instant, electric attraction between them which will irrevocably change the course of their lives. From the New Look to the mini-skirt, from flower arranging to flower power, "The Time Of Our Lives" follows the events of a town whose events seem uncannily to reflect the history of the nation.
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Imogen Parker is a former literary agent and the acclaimed author of several novels published by Black Swan. She lives on the south coast with her husband and son.Review:
"An original and absorbing look at post-war history and divinely readable...I wish I'd saved it for my hols." -- Kate Saunders The Times "As addictive as a good soap opera...A perfect beach read." Sunday Times "Full of fantastic period detail and engaging characters, with a heartbreaking love story at its centre and a sweeping narrative that captivates from first page to last. Destined to become a classic." -- Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth "Deftly combines social comedy with acute observation of post-war life...Written with beguiling warmth and humanity" -- Helen Dunmore "I found it totally absorbing and achingly sad" -- Stan Barstow
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Book Description Bantam Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Seller Inventory # mon0000438904
Book Description Bantam Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0593052943