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A distant dream / Pamela Evans.

By: Evans, Pamela [author.].
Publisher: London : Headline, 2013Description: 404 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780755394289 (hbk.); 0755394283 (hbk.); 9780755394302 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Friends -- Fiction | Family -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Fiction | Happiness -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionDDC classification: 823.914 Summary: It is 1936 and, having endured the worst of the depression, May Stubbs and her family hope for a brighter future. Finding a derelict cricket pavilion near their home in West London, they convert it into a bustling cafe. Then May contracts the dreaded tuberculosis and she is sent away to the country to recover. Being seperated from her best friend, Betty Lane, and her childhood sweetheart, George Bailey, is hard for May but she makes new friends who encourage her to fight off her illness. It is only on her return home that the enormity of what has happened while she's been away hit her. There are times when May's happiness seems nothing but a distant dream and when war breaks out she must learn to forgive and forget in order to survive the heartache that lies in store.
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<p>It's 1936 in West London, and fifteen-year-old May Stubbs and her family have endured the worst of The Depression. Looking forward to a more prosperous future, they take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a café and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community.</p> <p>Then May contracts tuberculosis, and the way ahead looks less certain. Leaving her best friend, Betty Lane, and lifelong soul mate, George Bailey, behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that serious complications and heartache lie in store for them all.</p>

It is 1936 and, having endured the worst of the depression, May Stubbs and her family hope for a brighter future. Finding a derelict cricket pavilion near their home in West London, they convert it into a bustling cafe. Then May contracts the dreaded tuberculosis and she is sent away to the country to recover. Being seperated from her best friend, Betty Lane, and her childhood sweetheart, George Bailey, is hard for May but she makes new friends who encourage her to fight off her illness. It is only on her return home that the enormity of what has happened while she's been away hit her. There are times when May's happiness seems nothing but a distant dream and when war breaks out she must learn to forgive and forget in order to survive the heartache that lies in store.

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