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Love for a Soldier: A captivating romantic adventure set in WW1 that you won't want to put down
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Love for a Soldier: A captivating romantic adventure set in WW1 that you won’t want to put down

Mary Jane Staples

A must read for fans of Katie Flynn, Fiona Valpy and Kristin Hannah - this is an enthralling and gripping romantic adventure from the multi-million copy seller Mary Jane Staples. READERS ARE LOVING LOVE FOR A SOLDIER!

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Sergeant Joe
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Sergeant Joe

Mary Jane Staples, Micky Dartford

Everyone liked Sergeant Joe. Quite a few people wondered why he didn't get married. But it wasn't until he bumped into Dolly Smith that he met a girl who made an impression on him. She was running from a vicious-looking thug and a...

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Sergeant Joe
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Sergeant Joe

Mary Jane Staples, Micky Dartford

Everyone liked Sergeant Joe. From the huge jolly Beavis family with whom he had lodgings in Newington Butts, to Mr George Singleton, Charing Cross Road bookseller, who employed Joe in a little lucrative and harmless forgery,...

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Sergeant Joe
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Sergeant Joe

Mary Jane Staples, Micky Dartford

Everyone liked Sergeant Joe. From the huge jolly Beavis family with whom he had lodgings in Newington Butts, to Mr George Singleton, Charing Cross Road bookseller, who employed Joe in a little lucrative and harmless forgery,...

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A Wartime Marriage: A glorious, romantic wartime adventure - the perfect dose of escapism
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A Wartime Marriage: A glorious, romantic wartime adventure - the perfect dose of escapism

Mary Jane Staples

For fans of Katie Flynn & Fiona Valpy, this is an exhilarating romantic journey across war-torn Europe from the multi-million copy seller Mary Jane Staples. READERS ARE LOVING A WARTIME MARRIAGE! Couldn't put it down.

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The Lodger: A delightful Cockney page-turner you won't be able to put down
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The Lodger: A delightful Cockney page-turner you won’t be able to put down

Mary Jane Staples

A saga of London life from the author of Down Lambeth Way and Our Emily.

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A Sister's Secret: A heart-warming and uplifting Regency romance from bestseller Mary Jane Staples
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A Sister’s Secret: A heart-warming and uplifting Regency romance from bestseller Mary Jane Staples

Mary Jane Staples

An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, socialising with London's finest aristocracy, but her unhappy...

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The Last Summer
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The Last Summer

Mary Jane Staples

As the clouds of war gathered over Europe, Jonathan Hardy got his call-up papers. Boots, on the Officer's Reserve list, was called onto the staff of General Sir Henry Sims, and Polly Sims herself joined the auxiliaries. Suddenly...

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The Price of Freedom
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The Price of Freedom

Mary Jane Staples

Mrs Hilda Jones is fed up with her dull husband. She thought marrying would liven him up, but after twenty-five years he's just as boring as the day she married him , and now she wants to lead her own life. Her newly-married...

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Two for Three Farthings
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Two for Three Farthings

Mary Jane Staples

Horace was ten, Ethel seven, when Jim Cooper, home from the trenches, minus an arm and just about managing on his own, found them huddled in a doorway on a wet night in Walworth. Slightly against his better judgement he took them...

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Down Lambeth Way
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Down Lambeth Way

Mary Jane Staples

Lizzy was one of the prettiest girls in Walworth. Lizzy was a peach of a girl. When Lizzy fell in love it was 1914. Everyone was going to be affected, things were going to change. But whatever happened, the Adams family - gutsy,...

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Bright Day, Dark Night
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Bright Day, Dark Night

Mary Jane Staples

David, the elder son of Tommy and Vi Adams, meets Kate Trimble, a cockney girl from Camberwell who has just arrived in Ashleigh with her aunt. Kate and David establish a friendship in the summer sunshine of Devon. But as their...

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Katerina's Secret
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Katerina’s Secret

Mary Jane Staples

Edward Somers has been recovering from his wartime injuries in a small hotel in the South of France where he is an extremely popular guest. One day, he happens upon a nearby villa, within which lives a mysterious and beautiful...

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Out Of The Shadows
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Out Of The Shadows

Mary Jane Staples

A young woman arrives who is intent on ruining Sammy Adams' winter fashion show, and Sammy must deal with her unwelcome attention. Boots has to find a solution when one of his female employees tells him about a sinister visitor,...

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A Sister's Secret: A heart-warming and uplifting Regency romance from bestseller Mary Jane Staples
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A Sister’s Secret: A heart-warming and uplifting Regency romance from bestseller Mary Jane Staples

Mary Jane Staples

An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, socialising with London's finest aristocracy, but her unhappy...

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Ups And Downs
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Ups And Downs

Mary Jane Staples

As the Adams family youngsters grow up, trouble is in store.As the 1950s progress, several unexpected happenings ruffle the usually calm atmosphere of Adams family life. But good sense and good luck prevail, and the Adams family...

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The Pearly Queen
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The Pearly Queen

Mary Jane Staples

Everyone loved Aunt Edie, especially the Andrews family. Jack Andrews had come home from World War I to find that his wife had abandoned him and their three children. Things were tough for them until Aunt Edie moved in and took...

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FAMILY AFFAIR  A
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FAMILY AFFAIR A

Mary Jane Staples

1926 was the year of the General Strike, but Adams Enterprises, under the wily management of Sammy, youngest entrepreneur in Walworth and Lambeth, was doing very well. All the Adams brothers worked in the business, and so did two...

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Pride of Walworth
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Pride of Walworth

Mary Jane Staples

There was a new family in Browning Street, Walworth - the Harrisons. Respectable and well-behaved, the only thing unusual about them was that Mr Harrison was never there. He was a sailor, said Ma Harrison, away fighting pirates in...

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The Young Ones
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The Young Ones

Mary Jane Staples

Horrace saw a pretty girl who worked as a shop assistant in Adams, and was bowled over. From then on he was in and out of the shop, trying to persuade Miss Sally Brown to come out with him. Meanwhile his sister Ethel was listening...

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Family at War
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Family at War

Mary Jane Staples

It is 1940, and many of the members of the Adams family are caught up in the war in France. Boots and Tim both make it safely back, but of Bobby there is no sign. However he is alive, but trapped by the advancing Germans. A farmer...

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Tomorrow is Another Day
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Tomorrow is Another Day

Mary Jane Staples

From autumn 1941 to the first months of 1942, the war continued to affect the lives of the Adams and Somers families. It was not so much the war, however, as a succession of tragic domestic events that brought a sad and little...

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Spreading Wings
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Spreading Wings

Mary Jane Staples

Sammy Adams is always on the look-out for a new business opportunity. When he hears from his son David about the new-fangled supermarkets that are becoming all the rage in America, he immediately starts looking for a suitable site...

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The Lodger
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The Lodger

Mary Jane Staples

A saga of London life from the author of Down Lambeth Way and Our Emily.

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The Trap
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The Trap

Mary Jane Staples

When Jamie Blair, twenty-four, unemployed, and back from the trenches, took lodgings at Larcom Street in Walworth, he had no idea he was walking into a trap. The house was owned by Henry Mullins, big, burly, and a hard drinker....

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Echoes of Yesterday
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Echoes of Yesterday

Mary Jane Staples

It was June 1916 when Sergeant Boots Adams of the Royal West Kents was billeted on the Descartes farm in Northern Frace. It came as something of a surprise to discover that the land was being managed by a young French war widow,...

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Appointment at the Palace
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Appointment at the Palace

Mary Jane Staples

Excitement is running high in the Adams family. Mr Finch, after a long career in secret government work, is to be knighted. Chinese Lady is overwhelmed by the excitement, her grandson Paul, working for the Young Socialists, is...

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Family Fortunes
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Family Fortunes

Mary Jane Staples

The 1950s are in full swing, and the Adams family is blessed with many new additions. Boots and Sammy are kept up-to-date by the Adams youngsters, some of whom are now working in the family business. Sammy, meanwhile, has trouble...

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A Girl Next Door
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A Girl Next Door

Mary Jane Staples

Boots Adams celebrates his 60th birthday in style with an old-fashioned Cockney knees-up, even if Gemma, James and the rest of the younger people insist that the music has to be rock and roll. Meanwhile, there are changes on the...

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The Summer Day is Done
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The Summer Day is Done

Mary Jane Staples

When young British agent John Kirby comes to Russia in 1911 he is there to work and to explore a new and exciting country. He does not expect to fall in love, but an invitation to a ball from the Tsar changes all that and, after...

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The Longest Winter
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The Longest Winter

Mary Jane Staples

When Baroness Sophie von Korvacs meets British painter James Fraser one hot summer's day in Vienna, the attraction is instant. A whirlwind romance follows, with Vienna bathed in the brilliance of the last days of the emperor. And...

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Ghost of Whitechapel
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Ghost of Whitechapel

Mary Jane Staples

When fiery Bridget Cummings advertised for a lodger, she did not expect a policeman to apply for the room. She wasn't fond of the coppers, but her younger brother and sister moved P C Fred Billings in the moment Bridget's back was...

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Our Emily
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Our Emily

Mary Jane Staples

Pushy, rough, and none too clean (for it must have been Emily who passed on her head-lice to the Adams family), she had been the bane of Mrs Adams and her children who lived next door, and especially she had been a trial to Boots,...

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King of Camberwell
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King of Camberwell

Mary Jane Staples

In this conclusion to the Adams family saga, the author has captured the love and spirit of Cockney life. Here again are all the characters from Down Lambeth Way and Our Emily , led by Sammy, King of Camberwell, pulling his...

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RISING SUMMER
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RISING SUMMER

Mary Jane Staples

Tim Parkes was three when his parents were killed in a train crash and he went to live with his Aunt May, first in New Cross, and then to Walworth where the living was cheaper. They managed splendidly - and then came the war. When...

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Churchill's People
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Churchill’s People

Mary Jane Staples

In 1941, the United Kingdom was in desperate straits, standing alone with its troops against the colossal war machine of Nazi Germany. There was always Prime Minister Winston Churchill, however, who growled his defiance to Hitler...

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Missing Person
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Missing Person

Mary Jane Staples

The house in Caulfield Place, off Browning Street in Walworth, was haunted, or at least that's what the street kids said. So when two men, a woman, and a parrot moved in, everyone was very interested, especially fourteen-year-old...

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The Way Ahead
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The Way Ahead

Mary Jane Staples

It is 1944, and the Adams family, along with the rest of the people of the United Kingdom, are beginning to weary of the seemingly never-ending war against Hitler's Germany. Bobby Somers and Helene, living dangerously in the...

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On Mother Brown's Doorstep: (The Adams Family: 4): A wonderfully heart-warming and funny Cockney saga you won't want to end
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On Mother Brown’s Doorstep: (The Adams Family: 4): A wonderfully heart-warming and funny Cockney saga you won’t want to end

Mary Jane Staples

By Sunday Times bestseller Mary Jane Staples, this is the gritty and uplifting next instalment in the Adams Family saga. A mystery that will culminate - along with Will's personal problems - on the night of the wedding. On...

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A Wartime Marriage
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A Wartime Marriage

Mary Jane Staples

It is 1918; the Kaiser's empire is about to fall and Captain Harry Phillips, a prisoner of war in a Romanian hospital, has had a very hard time of it. Then, out of the blue, comes an offer he can't refuse, a ticket home to his...

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Nurse Anna's War
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Nurse Anna’s War

Mary Jane Staples

Brussels, 1915. It is a frosty April evening in occupied Belgium when a beautiful young woman finds herself on the run from the enemy. Also being pursued is Ned Scott, a British army major who has been badly injured. The pair find...

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A Sign Of The Times: An Adams Family Saga Novel
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A Sign Of The Times: An Adams Family Saga Novel

Mary Jane Staples

It's 1959, and Boots Adams and his wife Polly are at their favourite Camberwell pub when they witness with horror a sudden and vicious attack on the barman, Joe, by a knife-wielding thug.

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Sergeant Joe
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Sergeant Joe

Mary Jane Staples

Everyone liked Sergeant Joe. Quite a few people wondered why he didn't get married. But it wasn't until he bumped into Dolly Smith that he met a girl who made an impression on him. She was running from a vicious-looking thug and a...

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Changing Times
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Changing Times

Mary Jane Staples

It is 1953 and the Adams family are looking forward to the Coronation celebrations. Chinese Lady, now Lady Finch, worries that her friends will think she is too grand to mingle with them. But her husband has a more pressing worry...

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Natasha's Dream
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Natasha’s Dream

Mary Jane Staples

1925, a damp wintry night in Berlin. Englishman Philip Gibson, in Germany to seek the answers to a tantalising mystery surrounding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, witnesses an attack on Natasha, a young woman who has fled from...

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The Soldier's Girl
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The Soldier’s Girl

Mary Jane Staples

Young Maisie Gibbs is a conscientious young woman, though life is harder since both her parents passed away. She is relieved when she finds a position as a housemaid in Kensington, under the watchful eyes of the formidable...

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The Homecoming
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The Homecoming

Mary Jane Staples

It is 1946, and with the war at last at an end, members of the Adams family who had been serving with the forces begin to come home. Boots is reunited with Polly and their twins, his son Tim returns to the welcoming arms of...

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Sons and Daughters
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Sons and Daughters

Mary Jane Staples

By the year 1949, life in Walworth has almost returned to normal. Sammy and Boots, now in a highly successful partnership, are rebuilding the old family firm. But an old enemy resurfaces - Mr Ben Ford, better known as the Fat Man,...

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