The Family at War
An Adams Family Saga Novel
By (author) Mary Jane Staples
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Family at War by Mary Jane Staples
Book DescriptionIt was 1940, and many of the younger members of the Adams family were caught up in the war in France. Boots, now a Major and on the staff of General Sir Henry Simms, was one of the thousands of British troops trying to escape in the armada of little boats from Dunkirk. His son Tim and nephew Bobby were also struggling to reach the coast and safety, while Eloise was with the ATS awaiting the homecoming soldiers at Portsmouth with a comforting cup of tea and a ticket home. Boots and Tim both made it safely back, but of Bobby there was no sign, and the family all feared the worst. In a farm some miles from Dunkirk, however, Bobby was alive but injured, and trapped by the advancing Germans. The farmer and his wife offered him refuge but Helene, the farmer's independent-minded daughter, was scathing about the retreating British army and gave the brave, joking young sergeant a hard time. Working in the fields, dodging the German soldiers, Bobby was desperately looking for a way to escape and Helene, despite her hostility, found herself increasingly anxious to help the Englishman to get back home. Their adventures were to thrill the Adams family when they came to hear about it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552145541
(178mm x 110mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1998
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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