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When the Swallows Come Again: Orphaned by war, united by hope

Victor Pemberton

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Fiction, Sagas

This gripping wartime saga from the Victor Pemberton is 'History with a heart on its sleeve' Northern Echo

Mary Trimble doesn't have a penny to her name, and life has been hard since her parents were killed in an air raid two years ago.

It's up to her to look after her two young sisters, little brother and elderly granddad. Mary works as an usherette at the Marlborough cinema in the Holloway Road, but her dream is to escape the horrors of London and take her family on a long charabanc trip to some faraway place - the famous Blue Coach from Victoria Coach Station to Devon. But little does she know her dream will come with a tragic price...

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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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