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A distant dream [text (large print)] / Pam Evans.

By: Evans, Pamela.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood: Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood ; Thorpe, 2014, c2013Edition: Large print edition.Description: 411 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444818772 (hbk.); 1444818775.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Tuberculosis -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "It is 1936 and, having endured the worst of the Depression, May Stubbs and her family hope for a brighter future. But then May contracts the dreaded tuberculosis and she is sent away to the country to recover. Being separated from her best friend, Betty Lane, and her childhood sweetheart, George Bailey, is hard for May but she makes new friends who encourage her to fight off her illness. It is only on her return home that the enormity of what has happened while she's been away hits her. There are times when May's happiness seems nothing but a distant dream, and when war breaks out she must learn to forgive and forget in order to survive..." --Publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

West London, 1936. Looking forward to a more prosperous future after the Depression, 15-year-old May Stubbs and her family take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis. Leaving her best friend Betty Lane and lifelong soul mate George Bailey behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. Then war is declared."

Complete and unabridged.

Originally published: London: Headline Publishing Group, 2013.

"It takes courage and forgiveness to survive sickness and war." --Cover.

"It is 1936 and, having endured the worst of the Depression, May Stubbs and her family hope for a brighter future. But then May contracts the dreaded tuberculosis and she is sent away to the country to recover. Being separated from her best friend, Betty Lane, and her childhood sweetheart, George Bailey, is hard for May but she makes new friends who encourage her to fight off her illness. It is only on her return home that the enormity of what has happened while she's been away hits her. There are times when May's happiness seems nothing but a distant dream, and when war breaks out she must learn to forgive and forget in order to survive..." --Publisher description.

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