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The Chandler's Daughter: A family secret unlocks the door to love

Victor Pemberton

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London, Greater London, c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas, Historical fiction

Victor Pemberton captures the vibrancy of London in the 1930s like no other saga author

1937: The year of the coronation of King George VI and a pivotal year for Grace Higgs. Her father's death not only brings loneliness and heartache, but also the shocking revelation that his business was in trouble. A hard-working, practical girl, Grace is more concerned with paying off her father's debts than finding someone to share her life with. A disastrous love affair has put her off men - for good.

Desperate to save the business, Grace looks through her father's papers and makes a surprising find - a note addressed to her and a mysterious key. It's a discovery that transforms her gloomy existence, and she blooms, clear for all to see. Her transformation doesn't escape the notice of Eric Tyler, the man who broke Grace's heart. He's back in her life, but is it for good And is it Grace or her father's legacy that he's attracted to

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Victor Pemberton

Victor Pemberton was the well-loved author of fourteen novels set in London. His first novel Our Family began as a radio play he wrote of the same name inspired by his own upbringing. Victor was also a successful radio playwright and TV producer, who worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith. He had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC's 'Dr Who' series. He also worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award. Victor Pemberton passed away in 2017.

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