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Friends and Families

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444718393

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 13th September 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance

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Two girls on different sides of the class divide, living on one street

As a child, fiery and ambitious Josie Ford sees from a distance the affluent lifestyle of young Georgina Hawkins, and is filled with envy. But Georgina is lonely, and longs to experience the warmth of working-class family life. Beneath the shadow of Georgina’s domineering father, the two girls meet in secret. From this forbidden friendship grows a bond so strong nothing can break it.

And then the men enter their lives. Josie falls unwillingly in love with Nick: as a market trader, surely he can’t offer her the lifestyle she now craves? Georgina, an incurable romantic, falls in love with the first man she meets, but the mysterious Dominic breaks her heart.

And now both girls need their friendship more than they ever have before.


Praise for Friends and Families

‘The story pulls you in and doesn’t let you go till the end, a sign of how much warmth this book holds’
Kilkenny People

‘The author brings to life with great skill the emotions of young girls growing up in the 1950s. . . This is a compelling love story, set firmly in the Potteries, and Margaret Kaine moves with ease between the two different worlds. . . It’s a feel-good book’
Historical Novel Society


'As always with Margaret kaine, the characters are keenly observed and recognisable. It is the interplay between them which makes her books so readable.' Leicester Mercury (Friends and Families)
'A compelling story'
<i>The Sunday World Magazine</i> on FRIENDS AND FAMILIES - February 2005
'A riveting story, absorbingly told.' Ireland on Sunday on ROSEMARY
'Kaine has a gift for storytelling.' Woman's Way on RING OF CLAY
'A wonderfully fast moving read with an eye-catching plot brilliantly portrayed.' North Wales Chronicle on RING OF CLAY
'A perfect novel . . . Kaine is great at conveying the tough times following the Second World War. Beth is an inspiring heroine, and readers will love her rise from rags to riches.' Irish Tatler on RING OF CLAY
'Kaine is a fantastic storyteller and has a knack for connecting with the reader and making her characters seem true to life.' Woman's Way on ROSEMARY