The Spark Girl
By Fiona Ford
'A compelling first novel which I promise you won't be able to put down' Daisy Styles, bestselling author of The Bomb Girls Can her fight for the country fix her broken heart? A knock on the door early one morning wouldn't normally be cause for concern but it is 1941, Britain is at war, and Kitty Williams's fiancé Joe is far from home fighting Hitler with the Navy. As Kitty's heart is shattered into pieces hearing the news she had been dreading, resolve kicks in and she becomes more determined than ever to do her bit for the war effort. Signing up to the Women's Army is just the sort of challenge Kitty needs and on meeting new recruits Mary, Di and Peggy, she is happy to learn that the challenge won't be a lonely one. But it also won't be easy and when bombs start to fall on her home town of Coventry, and supposed allies turn against her, Kitty must find the strength she never knew she had to save her family, fix her broken heart and help her country to victory.The Spark Girl is an absorbing and poignant saga, perfect for fans of Daisy Styles, Kate Thompson and Ellie Dean. The second book in the series, The Spark Girl's Promise is now available for pre-order'a fabulous debut from an immensely talented author' Annie Groves'Ford gets to the heart of what it was like to live through the dangerous war years in this warm, captivating, down-to-earth story which is brimming with engaging characters, adventure, romance and heartbreak.' Lancashire Post 'Fiona Ford has written a charming and very appealing story...Kitty Williams is the girl we all want to be.' Swirl and Thread'an enjoyable read with a twist towards the end to keep the reader engaged until the next one!' Jera's Jamboree
The Seven Streets of Liverpool
By Maureen Lee
Liverpool, 1942. As the residents of Pearl Street prepare for Christmas, adversity and tragedy bring them ever closer together. A powerful new saga from the bestselling author of AFTER THE WAR IS OVER.Eileen is worried about the growing distance between herself and her RAF husband since he was seriously injured. Why does Nick find every excuse to stay in London on his weekends off, not returning to his loving wife and gorgeous little boy in Liverpool? Lena Newton has longed for a baby of her own but, with her husband posted overseas with the Navy, it's looking unlikely. Lena's lonely days are brightened by visits to the cinema with her neighbour, Mr Ransome, until a familiar face returns to Pearl Street...Since she discovered her American lover was already married, Kitty has hidden away, too ashamed to return to Pearl Street in disgrace with her baby. Finally facing her fears - and her old friends and neighbours - Kitty learns that life has one more surprise in store for her. As the final years of the war are played out, Pearl Street sees friendships forged, hearts broken, babies born and the most joyful of reunions.Once again SUNDAY TIMES Top 10 bestseller Maureen Lee brings to life the small Liverpool street where everyone has a key on a string in their letter box, in case a friend is in need...
Sharpen Your Bridge Technique
By Hugh Kelsey
What are the hallmarks of the expert player? Why do some players appear regularly at the top, winning rubber after rubber? By studying the techniques involved, you will be able to develop your skills in card-reading and card sense, mental rehearsal, the application of logic, mental concentration and relaxation, the assessment of probabilities, imaginative defence and when to employ deceptive plays - all are considered and used by the expert mind to achieve above-average results.
Snowfall in Burracombe
By Lilian Harry
It may be winter, but in the Devonshire village of Burracombe there is always warmth and friendship, no matter what troubles arise...In the village of Burracombe, nothing stays secret for long and behind the peaceful, rural charm there's always a scandal to uncover, a newcomer to the village to set tongues wagging, a happy occasion to celebrate or friends to help their neighbours through the tough times.It's December 1953 and for Stella Simmons, recovering from a car crash, the winter wedding that she and her sweetheart had planned seems impossible. Elsewhere in the village, Jackie Tozer is dreaming of America and Hilary Napier, who thought the war had robbed her of her chance of happiness, has to ask herself if she could ever imagine leaving her life at the big house for the sake of love and adventure. The darkest time of the year finds everyone asking questions with no easy answer.As snow falls softly on the village, Burracombe proves once again that there's always a surprise just around the corner.
A Song at Twilight
By Lilian Harry
A powerful novel from bestselling author Lilian Harry, set in and around a Devon airfield during the Second World War.It is 1943, and the quiet of Harrowbeer, in Devon, is disrupted by increased activity at the nearly airfield built at the beginning of the war. Among the squadrons moving in are pilots from Britain, Canada and Poland. The airfield, with its noise and its population, has a massive impact on the peaceful villages nearby - an impact that will affect some inhabitants for the rest of their lives.Alison, married to a pilot and newly pregnant, soon makes friends with the locals, particularly with May, who finds herself caught up in the life of the RAF, watching and waiting as the pilots and crew carry out their dangerous missions.Then, on the night when Alison's baby is born, her husband is reported missing and Alison and May find themselves facing a dilemma all too familiar to the wives and sweethearts of those who flew the Spitfires, Hurricanes and other aircraft to protect their country during this time of war.
Soapmaking for the First Time
By Linda Orten
Join the millions who already enjoy the popular craft that combines colour, fragrance, artistic design, practical use - and even healing. It¿s easy to learn the basics of how to collect materials and use moulds. The fun really begins as you select your favourite shades and scents, and add natural botanic elements. Imagine the many styles of soap that you can create: beauty bars, fun shapes for kids, embedded designs that use tiny bars of soap and jewel-like decorative objects. You can make soaps for special uses like bubbling bath oil, soap on a rope, soap inside a loofah sponge, bath salts and massage oil.
Simple-to-Sew Slipcovers And Cover-Ups
By Pamela J. Hastings
Try this imaginative collection of sewing projects for new looks, facelifts and special holiday decorations. Projects feature a variety of tablecloths, chair skirts, seat cushions, chairback covers, bar stool covers, duvets, as well as embellishments such as pleats, ruffles, shaped hems, ties and shades ¿ made by stamping, stencilling, embroidery, ribbon trims and laminating.
Sweet and Simple Country Cross Stitch
By Lori Gardner
85 different patterns for all seasonsPatterns to frame or to decorate a dressLearn how to dress your work in handsome, hand-painted wooden frames
Simply Elegant Napkin Folding
By Chris Jordan
With only a few elementary techniques, make exquisitely folded napkins with accordion pleats, rolls, and knots, as well as fanciful animals and objects. Try Double Diamonds, Sea Shells, Lotus Blossoms, a Triangle Flip, Arrowhead, and a Quilt Triangle. Creative ideas for all kinds of table settings, instructions for making your own napkins and napkins rings, and tips for laundering and ironing enhance the joy of entertaining.
Splint Woven Basketry
By Robin Taylor Daugherty
A complete guide to tools, equipment and materials with easy to follow instructions and diagrams.
Super Party Games
By John Chaneski
How do you keep a crowd of 10 or more entertained at a family reunion, picnic, club or scout meeting or any large gathering? Liven up the festivities with all kinds of imaginative games
Soft Furnishings For Dollhouses
By Lael Combe Ferguson, Terry Johnson Combe
Awaken your fantasies, let your imagination run wild and you will have a doll¿s house that is a feast of texture, colour and tiny furnishings.
By Pamela J. Hastings, Joanne Pugh-Gannon
Illustrated in colour throughoutContains important information on maintaining hardware, as well as sewing techniques
Scrapbooking For The First Time
By Rebecca Carter
Illustrated in colour throughoutAn innovative craft idea suitable for beginners and for children
By Pamela J. Hastings
Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Stencilling on Fabric
By Wren Loasby
Sewing Beautiful Pillows
By Linda Lee
Sewing & Serging Techniques For Blouses
By Laurie Mcwilliams
Sam Hawkins 520 Xmas Cross Stitch Design
By Sam Hawkins