Keep the Home Fires Burning

S. Block

In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever . . .

Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you.

In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes into the village, every one of their lives will change for ever . . .

struggles as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door.

Pat received a respite when her abusive husband went to cover the war, but now he's home . . .

Newlyweds Teresa and Nick come under tremendous pressure due to the secret Teresa hides.

Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family is devastated as a serious illness runs its course, and Alison finds new purpose in helping the influx of strangers to the village.

Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war?

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What you are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning:

'I'd put it on par with Call the Midwife . . . great characters and a strong story . . .'

'Love, love, love this book!!!'

'Beautiful, nuanced characters . . . you'll find yourself laughing and crying along with everyone in Great Paxford'

'It is so warm, pulling you into the lives of these strong courageous women, sharing their deepest fears and highest joys . . . Wonderfully compelling'

'Read it all in one sitting. I can hardly wait for the next instalment'

'An excellent story'

'I absolutely adore these books'

'I have enjoyed these books immensely'

'I feel like I actually know the Great Paxford community and their struggles. So looking forward to the next book'

'Has me sitting on the edge of my seat'

'Several scenes brought tears to both my husband and my eyes . . .'

'Wonderful story, great characterisations and full of personal valour!'

'Could not stop reading . . . you feel such empathy with the characters and the storylines are so gripping and involve the reader emotionally'

'This story just gets more interesting'

'Absolutely brilliant book, couldn't put it down'

'Can't wait for the next book'

'Well-rounded, diverse and complex characters'

'Wasn't sure it would be as good as TV, but was I wrong . . . couldn't put it down'

'Totally wonderful in every way'

'Loved it, couldn't put it down'

'I can't wait to read the next book'


'Looking forward to the next instalment already'

'Love reading about these characters and their storylines. Five stars'

'Savouring every scene'

'I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book!'

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'I can't wait to read the next book'

'Loved the TV series. Loved the book'

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Publication Date: 19/10/2017
ISBN Ebook: 9781785763618
ISBN Paperback: 9781785763601

S. Block

About the author

S. Block, the creator and writer behind the Home Fires TV series watched by over six million viewers, is a BAFTA award-winning writer who's been nominated for the Royal Television Society Awards and the British Comedy Awards. He's worked on TV shows such as New Tricks, Lewis, Wire in the Blood, Hotel Babylon and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, as well as shows for NBC and ABC. Among other jobs he was an elephant keeper at London Zoo, a London bus driver and is the current director of the North London branch of The Samaritans. Simon was born in London and lives there with his wife and sons.