An Adams Family Saga Novel
By (author) Mary Jane Staples
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Family Fortunes by Mary Jane Staples
Book DescriptionThe 1950s are in full swing, and the Adams family is blessed with many new additions. Chinese Lady now has so many grandchildren that even she can sometimes scarcely remember them all. Boots and Sammy are kept up-to-date by the Adams youngsters, some of whom are now working in the family business. But they also welcome newcomers, including the lovely Anneliese, whose German ancestry makes her less than popular with some of her South London neighbours, and Joe and Hortense, newly arrived from the West Indies and working hard for Matt and Rosie on their farm in Kent. Sammy, meanwhile, has trouble with the newly-formed trade union at his factory, and the shadows of the war continue to haunt the family when Felicity's hopes for an operation which will save her sight are threatened by an extraordinary revelation. But the Adams family is still full of hope and promise for the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552151382
(178mm x 110mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Jane Staples
Sister's Secret, Paperback (November 2013)
An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, socialising with London's finest aristocracy, but her unhappy experience has put her off marrying again.
Out of the Shadows, Paperback (July 2013)
A young woman arrives who is intent on ruining Sammy Adams' winter fashion show, and Sammy must deal with her unwelcome attention. Boots has to find a solution when one of his female employees tells him about a sinister visitor, but he doesn't realize that his family are being observed.
Sign of the Times, Paperback (February 2013)
It's 1959, and Boots Adams and his wife Polly are at their favourite Camberwell pub when they witness with horror a sudden and vicious attack on the barman, Joe, by a knife-wielding thug. Is contempt for old traditions and enthusiasm for everything new and fashionable going to threaten the Adams family and their easy-going existence?
Love for a Soldier, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by Mary Jane Staples
France, 1918. Sophia, is on her way to the town of Douai to elope with the man of her dreams - a young army officer - against her parents' wishes. On her way, she witnesses a dramatic battle in the skies that leaves an English pilot without a plane and under the misapprehension that Sophia is on his side.
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Author Biography - Mary Jane Staples
Mary Jane Staples was born, bred and educated in Walworth. Now living in Surrey, the author is married with 3 grandchildren.
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