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    The Second Last Woman in England
    The Second Last Woman in England
    South Kensington, London, 1953. Mrs Harriet Wallis is found guilty of the murder of her husband, Cecil. It is the year of the Coronation and, as a new Queen ascends the throne, Mrs Wallis will become the second-last woman in England to be hanged. One year earlier, and Harriet's life is thrown into turmoil by the reappearance of a man she did not expect to ever see again. A new nanny, Jean Corbett, arrives at the Wallis household - a young woman still traumatised by the devastating loss of her entire family during the War. And two policemen come to the house investigating a theft at Mr Wallis's shipping firm. Thus, a chain of events is set in place, and when Mr Wallis makes the momentous decision to purchase a television set on which to watch the Coronation, his and Harriet's fates are sealed. Set in a post-war period when a well-to-do British family's existence - both outside and inside the home - is ruled by a strict set of conventions, The Second-Last Woman in England explores the depth of emotions that are always there in every family but rarely surface. And what happens when they do.
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    Book Author
    Maggie Joel
    Genre Historical , Romance , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459620995
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    23-May-2011

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