Travel back in time with the brilliant new novel from Jack Sheffield... For the residents of Ragley, the small Yorkshire village, the war is finally starting to feel like a distant memory. But when he stumbles across his family's secret past it is his life that is changed forever.
Travel back in time with the brilliant new novel from Jack Sheffield...
For the residents of Ragley, the small Yorkshire village, the war is finally starting to feel like a distant memory. Gone are the days of rationing and sacrifice, replaced with the joys of spin-dryers and Beatlemania.
But Lily Feather can't quite forget the events of the war and the years that followed. Buried in her past remains a terrible secret from which she cannot escape but that still threatens her fragile family. After the death of their mother, her brother, Freddie, has come to depend on her and her husband, but their lives will soon change for ever.
On the cusp of adulthood, Freddie's life is simple- all he really has to worry about is school, girls and a spot of rugby. But when he stumbles across his family's secret past it is his life that is changed forever. A dark history lies between Freddie, Lily and the truth and they begin to question how much they'll have to sacrifice along the way.
Jack Sheffield was born in 1945 and grew up in the tough environment of Gipton Estate, in North East Leeds. After a job as a 'pitch boy', repairing roofs, he became a Corona Pop Man before going to St John's College, York, and training to be a teacher. In the late 70s and 80s, he was a headteacher of two schools in North Yorkshire before becoming Senior Lecturer in primary education at Bretton Hall near Wakefield. It was at this time he began to record his many amusing stories of village life. He lives in Buckinghamshire.
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