Margaret Thornton

One Week in August

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A tale of three young women, a fast friendship, and a summer of life-changing romances in 1950s England . . .
In August, 1955, Janice Butler is working as a waitress at her mother’s Blackpool boarding house before she heads off to university. Janice’s mother prefers to call it a “hotel,” in spite of the not-quite-luxurious accommodations—although she is hoping to install one of those new dishwashing machines.
When Val and Cissie arrive for a week’s vacation from Walker’s woolen mill in Halifax, the three young women form an instant friendship. Romance beckons for all three when they attend a local dance at the Winter Gardens—but autumn approaches, they will discover that holiday flings don’t always turn into lasting loves, and that life doesn’t always turn out as one would expect . . .
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316 printed pages
Original publication


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