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Julia Bryant



Julia Bryant was born in Portsmouth: her step-father and husband both served in the Navy. She trained as a nurse, then after her three children grew up, earned an honours B.A. in English and history. She and her husband now live in Portsmouth once more.

Visit her website at www.juliabryant-online.com.

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The Water is Wide

Julia Bryant
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The Spirit of Nelson Street

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant

Julia Bryant's novel captures the indomitable spirit of Portsmouth as the second world war shatters streets- and the lives of the women who live there.   With the threat of World War II hovering over Nelson Street, family and friendship have never been more important.   Rosie Forrest's grandmother always told her to 'live every minute' and that's exactly what she's doing. Rosie feels both excited at the opportunities before her and terrified of losing the people she loves. And when Blyth Vine walks back into her life, he complicates things even further.   Pearl Bunting has suffered months of abuse from her violent brother Kenny. Finally breaking free of his domination, Pearl makes a new life for herself. But Kenny is still out there, and has freedom has its price...   When the bombs start falling Rosie and all who live on Nelson Street are determined to preserve the Portsea way of life, no matter what the cost.

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The Restless Tide

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Portsmouth in the 1920s is a city of vivid contrasts between the comfortable and the destitute. Thousands of men have been laid off from the Royal Naval Dockyard and many are begging in the streets.   Mary Vine believes her luck has changed. After surviving her first nineteen years, fiercely defending her chaotic family against anyone who dares criticise them, she has found happiness at last with her fiancé, submariner Michael Miller.   Cissie Nugent has lost her position as housemaid and is surviving by selling her body to passing sailors. But she has further to fall as she is betrayed by the only person she has ever trusted.   Captain Charles Clements, once the employer of both Mary and Cissie, returns to Portsmouth after a humiliating divorce. Though a hero of Jutland, he must find a new sort of courage to face a future without his family.   Soon the lives of Mary, Cissie and Captain Clements will change for the better in unexpected ways.

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Written on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Waiting for the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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Borne on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant

The third saga of life in Victorian Portsmouth is the story of a girl who is rescued from the sea when just a child. Beatrice Salter has never known who her family is or where she truly belongs. Passed from family to workhouse, she finally finds a home and a place to feel accepted at the Mariner's Home for Children.She finds an unlikely friend in Dr Pragnell, the kindly gentleman who rescued her when she was a child. Working in his household, Beatrice observes the love Augusta Pragnell showers on her two sons, Albert and Samuel and realises what she has missed.Meanwhile Augusta, learning to accept her husband and the life she has chosen, puts aside her 'fripperies' and learns things about herself that she never knew. As the Pragnell household comes ever closer together, Beatrice and Albert find themselves thrown together in a situation which can only cause heartbreak to those they love the most.