Coronation Summer

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It is early summer in 1953, and the friends and neighbours of Magnolia Square are looking forward to celebrating the Coronation. The war has become a memory; the future seems rosy. Kate Emmerson looks on with pride at her growing family, including Matthew, whose father was killed during the war. But Matthew's wealthy relations have never really forgiven Kate for marrying Leon, a West Indian who works as a Thames lighterman, and when Matthew runs away from his smart boarding school in Somerset the tensions which exist between the two families come to a head.

Meanwhile Zac, the wonderfully talented and handsome new signing at the local boxing club, is being eyed hopefully by all the young women of Magnolia Square. But he has eyes for only one woman - Carrie Collins, who has teenage children of her own and whose husband, Danny, seems more interested in the boxing club and his market stall than in her.

In the weeks leading up to the Coronation festivities, drama and tragedy threaten to haunt Magnolia Square, but by the time the great day dawns, the bells ring out in celebration as the Londoners enjoy themselves as only they know how.

About Margaret Pemberton

Margaret Pemberton is the bestselling author of over thirty novels in many different genres, some of which are contemporary in setting and some historical.

She has served as Chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has three times served as a committee member of the Crime Writers’ Association. Born in Bradford, she is married to a Londoner, has five children and two dogs and lives in Whitstable, Kent. Apart from writing, her passions are tango, travel, English history and the English countryside.

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Books by Margaret Pemberton

A Season of Secrets
A Season of Secrets
Rendezvous With Danger
Rendezvous With Danger
The Mystery of Saligo Bay
The Mystery of Saligo Bay
Vengeance in the Sun
Vengeance in the Sun
The Guilty Secret
The Guilty Secret
Tapestry of Fear
Tapestry of Fear
Lion of Languedoc
Lion of Languedoc
Flight to Verechenko
Flight to Verechenko
Devil's Palace
Devil's Palace
African Enchantment
African Enchantment
Party in Peking
Party in Peking
Forever
Forever
The Flower Garden
The Flower Garden
Silver Shadows, Golden Dreams
Silver Shadows, Golden Dreams
Never Leave Me
Never Leave Me
A Multitude of Sins
A Multitude of Sins
White Christmas In Saigon
White Christmas In Saigon
An Embarrassment of Riches
An Embarrassment of Riches
Zadruga
Zadruga
Moonflower Madness
Moonflower Madness
Forget-Me-Not Bride
Forget-Me-Not Bride
Yorkshire Rose
Yorkshire Rose
A Many-Splendoured Thing
A Many-Splendoured Thing
The Four of Us
The Four of Us
The Londoners
The Londoners
Magnolia Square
Magnolia Square

Books in the Series

The Londoners
The Londoners
Magnolia Square
Magnolia Square