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The Londoners
Margaret Pemberton
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The Londoners (Londoners Trilogy #1)

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Magnolia Square in South London was a friendly and vibrant place to live, not at least for Kate Voigt and her father. Carl Voigt had been a WWI prisoner of war who had married a cockney girl and never gone back. Now widowed, he and Kate were part of the London life of the square with all its rumbustious and colorful characters. Then came the war.

Suddenly it seemed the Voig

Published February 1st 2000 by Story Sound (first published 1995)
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Jul 29, 2016 Kirsty rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This seems to be something of a Marmite book, judging by the Goodreads reviews, and I am firmly in the dislike camp. I was expecting great things here, but felt sorely disappointed. The novel is such a slow starter, and the characters did not interest me at all to warrant trudging through the rest of it. I purchased this book for my Kindle, so I may well come back to it in future, but I doubt I'll try for quite some time.
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Jun 05, 2015 Magdalena Szotek rated it really liked it
Its a very interesting insight into 30. and 40. of the XXth century, from a non-typical perspective - showing you what people were actually like.
Not an ideal one happy family.
Yet supportive and helpful when least expected.

Its a chance to get to know London better - from architectural and sociological perspective.

Definitely recommended.
Kate Voight, whose English mother died when she was a toddler, lives with her father in the East End of London, As war wraps its darkness around the world and Kate's German father is interned, she finds many of her neighbours are quick to turn against her. Shunned, lonely, and isolated she takes a young, black, injured seaman in, as a lodger.

Contains some sex and swearing.
Elise Darcy
I do enjoy family sagas and although this story initially started off quite slow the pace picked
up with the start of the war and became quite an impelling story about prejudice and the
hardships people faced at that time.
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Margaret A. Hudson was born on 10 April 1943 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK, of German extraction. She was daughter of Kathleen (Ramsden), an artist, and George Arthur Hudson, an architect. Married with Londoner Mike Pemberton, they have five grown children, today she lives with her husband and four small dogs in Whitstable, Kent. Apart from writing, her passions are tango, travel, English ...more
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