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An Angel Sings

Nadine Dorries

Publisher: Head of Zeus

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Summary

A stunning new short story from Sunday Times bestseller Nadine Dorries. 
 
1950s Liverpool. 
 
Christmas is one of the most harrowing times of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital. 
 
The Matron takes on Tilly, a new clerk, to ease the load in the busy festive period. Tilly is bright and hard-working, but she is keeping a secret from her colleagues. Everyday Tilly makes a heartbreaking decision – but she has no other choice. 
 
If Matron – with her traditional values and strict discipline – learnt the truth about her new clerk, Tilly's career would be ruined. 
 
Could Matron ever forgive the deceit? 
 
'Captivating, phenomenal and touching' 23 REVIEW STREET. 
 
'A funny and sometimes shocking saga. I couldn't put it down' CRISTINA ODONE. 
 
'The characters are engaging ... and the theme of the novel powerful' THE TIMES.

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