The Collier's Wife

Leeds, 1918. When Amy visits her husband Jude at Beckett's Park Hospital, he doesn't recognise her. Broken after serving four devastating years in the First World War, Jude is a...

The Cotton Town Girls

A heart-warming story of female friendship in the tumultuous days of the Suffragette movement...Sophia Seddon and Grace Thompson are poles apart - the one a member of the...

The Body on the Train

London, 1929. In the darkness before dawn, a railway porter, unloading a special train from Yorkshire, discovers a man's body, shot and placed in a sack. There are no means of...

The Lost Daughter

Hull, 1930. A terrified woman runs through the dark, rain-lashed streets pursued by a man, desperate to reach the sanctuary of the local police station. Alice Goddard runs with...

A Mother's Love

Liverpool, 1940. There comes a moment in every child’s life when they must learn to stand on their own two feet. For 15-year-old Ellie Lancton, that time has come all too soon....

A Christmas Tragedy

A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A Christmas Eve party at Clevere Hall ends in tragedy when the host is found stabbed...

One Of The Old Guard

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. "One Of The Old Guard" focuses on a small rural community as anxious lovers, parents,...

The Splendour

It is 1931, and once again Europe is heading towards disaster. Life must go on however, and a new generation of the Neyler family are making their way in this turbulent world....

Families and Friendships

Happily married to the Reverend Simon Norwood, Fiona Norwood’s happiness should be complete. But Fiona has a secret in her past, and she can never forget the baby girl she gave...

The Haunted Mirror

When Sally Westwood moves into a large Victorian house that she has been left by a stranger, she is unaware that her benefactor died at the hands of her grandson, who is expected...

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