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The Angels of Lovely Lane
02 Jun 2016 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781784082239

A warm and engrossing novel about three young student nurses at St Angelus Hospital in Liverpool during the early 1960s.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 336 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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The Angels Of Lovely Lane
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The Angels of Lovely LaneLovely Lane, 1by Nadine Dorries

'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express.

It is 1953 and five very different girls are arriving at the nurses' home in Lovely Lane, Liverpool, to start their training at St Angelus Hospital.

Dana has escaped from her family farm on the west coast of Ireland. Victoria is running away from a debt-ridden aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth. And Pammy has come from quite the wrong side of the tracks in Liverpool.

The world in which they now find themselves is complicated and hierarchical, with rules that must be obeyed. Everyone has their place at St Angelus and woe betide anyone who strays from it.

But when an unknown girl is admitted, after a botched late abortion in a backstreet kitchen, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.

Can't wait for the next one? THE CHILDREN OF LOVELY LANE is out now!

What people are saying about THE ANGELS OF LOVELY LANE:

'Nadine Dorries's writing is sparkling and vibrant, her books are a joy to read'

'The book was like a dream – difficult to put down'

'You feel as if you know the characters personally!'

'Enthralling read, can't wait to read more'

The Rt Hon. Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool. She spent part of her childhood living on a farm with her grandmother, and attended school in a small remote village in the west of Ireland. She trained as a nurse, then followed with a successful career in which she established and then sold her own business. She is an MP, presently serving as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and has three daughters.

A No 1 bestselling author.

First in new series, drawing on Nadine's nursing background.

Backed by massive promotion.

MARKET: Maeve Binchy; Catherine Cookson.

'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express

The characters are engaging... and the theme of the novel powerful' The Times

'A riveting tale packed full of history, love and deceit' OK! Magazine

'Captivating, phenomenal and touching' 23 Review Street

'A multi-layered book [with] gorgeous sentences and sensational plotlines' With Love for Books

'It was a time when desperate women sought back-street abortions and bigoted attitudes were rife, and the book addresses some of the beliefs thatt they struggled with, both in their own lives and those of their patients and colleague' Woman Alive

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