Blogs in January 1970

La’s Orchestra Saves the World 1st January 1970

With a failed marriage behind her, La — short for Lavender — moves to the Suffolk countryside on the eve of the Second World War to nurse her broken heart. Lonely and at a loss, a friend encourages her...

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Daughters-in-law 1st January 1970

Rachel loves being at the centre of her large family. She has devoted herself fiercely to bringing up her three sons, but at their childhood home on the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk, Rachel finds that her control begins...

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22 Britannia Road 1st January 1970

Novel set in Ipswich in 1946, Hodgkinson’s debut work movingly depicts how people try to return to normal life after a dreadful expereince. Janusz, a Polish soldier who spent the war apart from his wife and child, has set...

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Worth 1st January 1970

Richard and Sarah meet in London, fall in love and, after some complications, marry. To escape the rat-race – and their ex-partners – they decide to move to the countryside, and buy a cottage in the pretty Suffolk village...

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The Swimmer 1st January 1970

Forty-three year old Ria is used to being alone. As a child, her life changed forever with the death of her beloved father and since then, she has struggled to find love.That is, until she discovers the swimmer. Ben...

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