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Arandora Star

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It is 1940. Lily, who is in her 20s, is trapped in a deeply unhappy marriage to Albert, an older, violent man who is tormented by his experience of shell-shock in the First World War. Lily finds comfort in the colourful characters who frequent the town’s Italian cafe, becoming close friends with the owner, Maria, and her son Antonio, a widower with a young son.

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Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Peach Publishing
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This is a fictional story set around a factual event and to put it in a few descriptive words, it is poignant, heart-rending, thought provoking and disturbing. I could go on but I won't. What I will do is recommend that you read for yourself this amazing story that certainly sheds a different light on the whole affair.

The story unfolds at a steady pace and you are given time to empathise with the characters in the different situations they find themselves in. This is a gripping and compelling no
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Natalie Dye has worked as a journalist for more than 28 years,writing for national newspapers and major TV and women’s magazines in the UK, Dubai and Australia.

Her work has been syndicated worldwide, and she spent seven years as a Contributing Editor for Cosmopolitan magazine in London.

She is currently a staff features writer on Britain’s top-selling magazine and a University media consultant.
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