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Where Earth Meets Sky

Annie Murray


ISBN: 9781509805389
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A sweeping love story . . .
Where Earth Meets Sky
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ISBN: 9781509805389
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A sweeping love story . . .

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A sweeping love story . . .

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"Annie Murray puts the heart into heart-warming" Mature Times

Beautiful, dark-haired Lily has been abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a tiny child. With few clues as to her identity she endures a childhood of loneliness and loss.

At eighteen she applies for a post as nanny with the family of a Captain Fairford, a soldier in Ambala, north India and his highly strung wife Susan. Lily is drawn into the emotional life of the Fairford family and adores her charge, two year old Cosmo. When, in 1907, Captain Fairford orders a new Daimler car, it is brought out by a young motor mechanic, Sam Ironside. Sam and Lily fall deeply in love, and it is only later that Lily learns that Sam is married and feels utterly betrayed.

When Cosmo is later sent home to school, Lily finds another post with a Dr. McBride and his invalid wife, in a beautiful Himalayan hill station. The place is idyllic, and Lily settles for a quiet life. However, she is unprepared for the pain and misunderstandings that follow and force her to run from everything she has known ...

Where Earth Meets Sky takes us from Edwardian England and the British Raj, through the darkness of the Great War to the glamour of Brooklands Race Track in the 1920s. Spanning two continents, it is a story of enduring friendships and two hearts which cannot be kept apart.

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Lily was abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a young girl. With few clues as to her identity, she endured a childhood of loneliness and loss. At the age of eighteen, she applies for a post as nanny with a family in Ambala in northern India and is soon drawn into the emotional life of the Fairfords. Lily forms a strong attachment to the son of Captain Fairford and his wife, two-year-old Cosmo.When Lily meets the family's mechanic, Sam Ironside, the pair fall deeply in love, but it is only later that Lily learns that Sam is married and she feels utterly betrayed. When Cosmo is then sent back to Birmingham for school, Lily has nothing left to stay for and finds another post at a beautiful Himalayan hill station. The place is idyllic, and Lily settles in for a quiet life. However, she is unprepared for the pain and misunderstandings that follow, and which force her to run from everything she has known . . . Praise for Annie Murray 'Annie Murray's superbly drawn characters will live with you long after you have finished reading' Margaret Dickinson 'A tale of passion and empathy . . . will keep you hooked' Woman's Own

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Lily was abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a young girl. With few clues as to her identity, she endured a childhood of loneliness and loss. At the age of eighteen, she applies for a post as nanny with a family in Ambala in northern India and is soon drawn into the emotional life of the Fairfords. Lily forms a strong attachment to the son of Captain Fairford and his wife, two-year-old Cosmo. When Lily meets the family's mechanic, Sam Ironside, the pair fall deeply in love, but it is only later that Lily learns that Sam is married and she feels utterly betrayed. When Cosmo is then sent back to Birmingham for school, Lily has nothing left to stay for and finds another post at a beautiful Himalayan hill station. The place is idyllic, and Lily settles in for a quiet life. However, she is unprepared for the pain and misunderstandings that follow, and which force her to run from everything she has known . . . Praise for Annie Murray 'Annie Murray's superbly drawn characters will live with you long after you have finished reading' Margaret Dickinson 'A tale of passion and empathy . . . will keep you hooked' Woman's Own

Author Biography

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls and War Babies. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

Review

A tender romance with a warm heart, an authentic sense of time and place and a gritty streak of realism . . . guaranteed to delight Murray's ever-growing army of fans Lancashire Evening Post This epic saga will have you gripped from start to finish Birmingham Evening Mail Annie Murray puts the heart into heart-warming Mature Times

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Annie Murray puts the heart into heart-warming

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A sweeping love story . . .

Product Details

Author
Annie Murray
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year
2016
ISBN-10
1509805389
ISBN-13
9781509805389
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2016-03-24
Pages
512
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Audience Age
18
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade