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Poppy Girls

by Margaret Dickinson

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ISBN: 9781509851461
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A powerful family saga set during World War I, from the bestselling author of The Buffer Girls.
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  • Paperback
    $24.31
ISBN: 9781509851461
ANNOTATION:
A powerful family saga set during World War I, from the bestselling author of The Buffer Girls.

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A powerful family saga set during World War I, from the bestselling author of The Buffer Girls.

Publisher Description

The Poppy Girls is the first title in The Maitland Trilogy, by bestselling author Margaret Dickinson.

Even amidst the horror of the trenches, friendship will survive

Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother, Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother's wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914 and the future is uncertain. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front lines, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her maid, to go with her. Robert and Giles offer their services as doctors, and Alice's brother William joins them as a stretcher bearer.

Nothing could have prepared them for the horrific sights they encounter. Moving their unit close to the fighting to offer first aid as quickly as possible puts them all in constant danger. But even amidst the barrage of shelling and gunfire, the unending stream of injured being brought to their post, the love between Pips and Giles survives and blossoms just like the poppies of Flanders fields.

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'Queen of Saga' Daily Express The year is 1914, and with the onset of war, the future is uncertain. Pips Maitland is adamant on resisting her mother's wishes that she settle down with a suitable husband and raise children. All she wants is to be a doctor like her father, and her brother, Robert. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front when war is declared, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her lady's maid, to accompany her. Robert and fellow doctor, Giles Kendall, also agree to join.Nothing could have prepared them for the horrific sights they encounter. Moving their unit close to the fighting to offer first aid to the casualties as quickly as possible puts them all in constant danger. But even amidst the sound of shelling and gunfire, and the long exhausting hours of tending the wounded and dying, love and friendships blossom - just like the poppies on the Flanders fields.But will the home fires still burn, and can the relationships forged in such times survive one of the worst wars the world has ever seen . . . ?'A gripping saga full of heart-rending drama' Yours

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'Queen of Saga' Daily Express The year is 1914, and with the onset of war, the future is uncertain. Pips Maitland is adamant on resisting her mother's wishes that she settle down with a suitable husband and raise children. All she wants is to be a doctor like her father, and her brother, Robert. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front when war is declared, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her lady's maid, to accompany her. Robert and fellow doctor, Giles Kendall, also agree to join. Nothing could have prepared them for the horrific sights they encounter. Moving their unit close to the fighting to offer first aid to the casualties as quickly as possible puts them all in constant danger. But even amidst the sound of shelling and gunfire, and the long exhausting hours of tending the wounded and dying, love and friendships blossom - just like the poppies on the Flanders fields. But will the home fires still burn, and can the relationships forged in such times survive one of the worst wars the world has ever seen . . . ? 'A gripping saga full of heart-rending drama' Yours

Author Biography

Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by many further titles including Plough the Furrow, Sow the Seed and Reap the Harvest, which make up her Lincolnshire Fleethaven trilogy. She is also the author of The Buffer Girls, and its sequel, Daughters of Courage. Margaret is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

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An outstanding story of love, courage and family love . . . told by an author who knows how to touch your heart -- Mary Wood Queen of Saga Daily Express

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A powerful family saga set during World War I, from the bestselling author of The Buffer Girls.

Product Details

Author
Margaret Dickinson
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Series
The Maitland Trilogy
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1509851461
ISBN-13
9781509851461
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-02-08
Media
Book
Audience Age
18
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
528
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade