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Christmas Angels
16 Nov 2017 * HARDBACK * £18.99 * 9781784975166

The nurses of Lovely Lane face Christmas dramas at the busiest time of the St Angelus year.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 336 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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The Angels Of Lovely Lane
The Children of Lovely Lane
The Mothers of Lovely Lane
Snow Angels
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Christmas AngelsLovely Lane, 4by Nadine Dorries

The perfect read for Christmas, from bestselling author Nadine Dorries.

1950s Liverpool.

Christmas is the most harrowing time of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital.

A brilliant nurse secretly battling a fatal illness over Christmas... A starving baby boy abandoned in the freezing cold... A cruel, controlling mother, determined to block her daughter's nursing career at all costs...

In the run up to Christmas, nurses Pammy and Beth are aiming to win the coveted national decorating competition for the St Angelus children's ward, but drama after drama threatens to upset their plans.

Amid the hardship and poverty of 1950s Liverpool, only the humour and community spirit of nurses and patients will get the Angels through their toughest Christmas yet.

What people are saying about CHRISTMAS ANGELS:

'It had everything from laughing out moments, to those times where tears were not far away'

'Nadine Dorries is an excellent story teller and her characters are so well written... Not many authors have that effect on me'

'I have enjoyed all The Lovely Lane series so far but for me this is the best one yet'

'In my opinion she can do no wrong and this latest book is just wonderful, such a heart warming story!'

The Rt Hon. Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool. She spent part of her childhood living on a farm with her grandmother, and attended school in a small remote village in the west of Ireland. She trained as a nurse, then followed with a successful career in which she established and then sold her own business. She has been MP for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005, and previously served as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. She has three daughters, and is based in Gloucestershire.

A No 1 bestselling author.

Over 1.3 million copies of Nadine's books sold so far.

Continues new sequence of novels, drawing on Nadine's nursing background.

MARKET: Catherine Cookson; Donna Douglas.

'If you enjoy historical fiction full of heartwarming moments that keeps you glued to the pages look no further than this ... Five sparkly festive stars from me: Christmas Angels is perfect reading material for this time of year' Ali the Dragonslayer

'Dorries writes about life and death in a beautiful honest way ... The Lovely Lane books are true gems and Christmas Angels is another gorgeous story with an ending that moved me to tears ... I highly recommend this series' With Love for Books

'I adore the Lovely Lane series and Christmas Angels may be the best yet ... It's a great read for this festive time of year. Some parts will bring a tear to the eye. Others will have you laughing' Rachel Bustin

'A heartwarming, heart-wrenching and captivating new novel ... Christmas Angels is a wonderful story that touches the heart and tickles the funny bone' Bookish Jottings

'Touching, moving and heartbreakingly beautiful, Nadine Dorries puts the spotlight on community spirit at Christmas time in the most humble and poignant manner' The Writing Garnet

'A beautifully written novel which had me totally absorbed from the start ... I'm hoping there is another novel featuring the characters of Lovely Lane as I don't think I could tire of reading about them ever' That Thing She Reads

'Dorries will make you feel all of the emotions while underpinning it all with strong, intelligent characters that convey hope throughout' Books of All Kinds

'A truly beautiful read which authentically demonstrates how high a hospital is held in esteem by the staff, patients and local residents' Reviewer Lady

'The hospital, children, Christmas, and a close-living community provide a highly emotional backdrop to crises: medical, social and romantic. Readers engaging with this story will find some strands intriguingly left unresolved' Historical Novel Society.

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