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            The Pull of the Stars
              

            The Pull of the Stars (Hardback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

            • RRP: $59.63
            • $59.63
            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hos...pital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. At first this Bridie seems unschooled in life -- she makes up a bed with only the rubber mat, and savors the weak tea and barely edible porridge from the hospital kitchen. But in the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways. In the darkness, in the despair, as people die quickly and cruelly from the capricious disease without a known cure, they shepherd new life. Women give birth, and these tough, remarkable women do the jobs they have to do with tenderness and humanity.
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            ISBN 9780316499019
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Little Brown and Company
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Jul 2020
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            The Bobby Girls' Secrets: Book Two in the gritty, uplifting WW1 series about the first ever female police officers
             

            The Bobby Girls' Secrets: Book Two in the gritty, uplifting WW1 series about the first ever female police officers (Paperback)

            By Bell, Johanna

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $19.49
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            The second book in an uplifting, lively saga series centered around women entering the world of policing for the first time, set at the outbreak of the First World War.

            ISBN 9781529330861
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The Bobby Girls
            Availability
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            The Meadow Girls: A heart-warming World War I saga

            The Meadow Girls: A heart-warming World War I saga (Paperback)

            By Newberry, Sheila

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $18.39
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            A warm-hearted and nostalgic family saga from the bestselling author of THE WINTER BABY and THE NURSEMAID'S SECRET.

            ISBN 9781785761904
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
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            All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris

            All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris (Hardback)

            By Williams, Beatriz; Willig, Lauren; White, Karen

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris' legenda...ry Ritz hotel. The heiress . . . The Resistance fighter . . . The widow . . . Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie's debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max's friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz- the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite Daisy Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother's Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand's underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country-and the man-she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret . . . one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history. France, 1964. For Barbara Babs Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet
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            ISBN 9780062931092
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            A Workhouse Christmas
             

            A Workhouse Christmas (Hardback)

            By Brellend, Kay

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $46.80
            • Save $13.20
            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            A new trilogy from brilliant saga author Kay Brellend, focusing on a group of characters connected to the Whitechapel Union workhouse and their journeys through WW1

            ISBN 9780349425139
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Workhouse to War
            Availability
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            The Pull of the Stars
               

            The Pull of the Stars (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Donoghue, Emma

            • RRP: $63.99
            • $63.89
            • Save $0.10
            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOM In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hos...pital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have fallen sick are quarantined into a separate ward to keep the plague at bay. Into Julia's regimented world step two outsiders -- a woman doctor who is a rumored Rebel, and a teenage girl, Bridie, procured by the nuns from their orphanage as an extra set of hands. At first this Bridie seems unschooled in life -- she makes up a bed with only the rubber mat, and savors the weak tea and barely edible porridge from the hospital kitchen. But in the intensity of this ward, over three brutal days, Julia and the women come together in unexpected ways. In the darkness, in the despair, as people die quickly and cruelly from the capricious disease without a known cure, they shepherd new life. Women give birth, and these tough, remarkable women do the jobs they have to do with tenderness and humanity.
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            ISBN 9780316705295
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Little Brown and Company
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 21 Jul 2020
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            Birdsong

            Birdsong (Paperback)

            By Faulks, Sebastian

            • RRP: $27.00
            • $21.06
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in Amiens in northern France in 1910 to stay with the Azaire family, and falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters, and Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western... Front.
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            ISBN 9781784700034
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Vintage War
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
              

            Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rooney, Kathleen

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $36.20
            • Save $0.79
            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            Brilliant and surprising at every turn. --Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers A heart-tugging and gorgeously written novel based on the incredible true story of a WWI messenger pigeon and the soldiers whose lives she forever altered, from the author of Lilli...an Boxfish Takes a Walk. From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered. A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself.
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            ISBN 9780143135425
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Aug 2020
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            All The Ways We Said Goodbye [Large Print]
             

            All The Ways We Said Goodbye [Large Print] (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By White, Karen; Williams, Beatriz; Willig, Lauren

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $44.99
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            An heiress, a resistance fighter, and a widow are all joined by one legendary hotel: the Ritz in Paris.

            ISBN 9780062978783
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
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            The Battle of Messines Road
             

            The Battle of Messines Road (Hardback)

            By Moloney, J. K.; Moloney, W. J.

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $29.99
            • Available

            "Messines Road is a coming-of-age story, a World War I diary and a novel about friendship and families. It is a book of how two wars, 50 years apart, changed New Zealand and its people."--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781877427572
            Published NZ 15 Jul 2015
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
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