Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first novel published at the age of twenty-five. This was followed by many further titles including Plough the Furrow, Sow the Seed and Reap the Harvest, which make up her Lincolnshire Fleethaven Trilogy. She is also the author of Fairfield Hall, Jenny's War and The Clippie Girls. Margaret is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Ahead of the publication of her twenty-fifth book, The Poppy Girls, Margaret Dickinson reflects on her career as a bestselling author and shares the story behind her new series.
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Bestselling author Margaret Dickinson tells us about the women of Sheffield’s cutlery industry in the 19th and 20th century, who inspired her latest novel, The Buffer Girls.
A rich, vivid saga of love, loss and redemption, set during the years spanning two world wars.
Sisters in love. A family at war. A city in peril.
Polly Longden’s china-doll looks belie a strong and fiery personality. When typhoid strikes her home city of Lincoln, she needs every ounce of that strength in order to cope. With the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Polly has to give up her ambition of becoming a teacher to care for ...
"I soon realized that this story was going to be more than one book and in fact it became a trilogy – the story of three generations of women."
Neighbours Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, sharing the joys and sorrows of a tough life as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it was no surprise that their children were close and that Edie's son, Frank, and Lil's daughter, Irene, would fall in love ...
Abandoned outside an orphanage as a newborn baby, spirited Maddie March has had to fight her way through life. So when she finds a home at Few Farm with Frank Brackenbury and his household, she welcomes the chance for a fresh start.
The compelling sequel to the top-selling Lincolnshire saga Tangled Threads, this is a captivating story of love, war and courage.
Sweeping from the early 1920s through to the end of World War II, SONS AND DAUGHTERS is a compelling, traditional saga set against the Lincolnshire landscape that Margaret Dickinson portrays so well.
Listen to an extract from the audiobook for Fairfield Hall by Margaret Dickinson, read by Anne Dover. A matter of honour. A sense of duty. A time for courage.
Listen to an extract from Wish Me Luck by Margaret Dickinson, read by Anne Dover.Love and laughter, tears and courage in a time of war.
Listen to an extract from Pauper's Gold by Margaret Dickinson, read by Anne Dover.A story of love and survival set in the cotton mills of Derbyshire