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The henna artist —Joshi, Alka, author.

Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist-- and confidante-- to the wealthy women...

Miss Benson's beetle : a novel —Joyce, Rachel, author.

"It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson--a sensible schoolmarm and lonely spinster--is just trying to get through life. But one day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning her job a...

The girl in the letter —Gunnis, Emily, author.

A heart breaking letter. A girl locked away. A mystery to be solved. 1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted agai...

Deadly summer nights —Delany, Vicki, 1951- author.

It's the summer of 1953, and Elizabeth Grady is settling into Haggerman's Catskills Resort. As a vacation getaway, Haggerman's is ideal, and although Elizabeth's ostentatious but well-meaning mother is new to running the...

Grease

Go back to high school with Pink Lady Sandy, leader of the bad-boy T-Birds Danny, and a rockin' and rollin' all-star cast.

Psycho by the sea —Truss, Lynne, author.

It's September in Brighton and the city is playing host to weeks of endless rain and lashings of villainy. A trusted member of a local gang has disappeared part way through planning a huge heist; a violent criminal obses...

Transcription —Atkinson, Kate, author.

"From the bestselling author of Life after life, a new novel that explores the repercussions of one young woman's espionage work during World War II. Juliet Armstrong is a dissatisfied radio producer in a 1950s London th...

Deadly director's cut —Delany, Vicki, 1951- author.

Famous director Elias Theropodous has chosen Haggerman's Catskills Resort as a shooting location for his next film. It sounds glamorous to much of the staff, but resort manager Elizabeth Grady is less satisfied. Dealing ...

The Wish Book Christmas —Austin, Lynn N., author.

"From the bestselling author of If I Were You comes a nostalgic and endearing holiday story that reminds us that sometimes, the most meaningful gifts are the ones we least expect and don't deserve. Best friends Audrey Ba...

A place to call home. Season 4

Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. It is dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class.

A place to call home. Season 6

In the final season, Sarah Nordmann finally marries wealthy landowner George Bligh. But as Sarah takes her place as lady of Ash Park, George's mother, Elizabeth, feels pushed out of the household. George's son, James, re...

Shadow lines. Season 1

In the 1950s, the hottest spot in the Cold War wasn't Washington or Moscow. In the wake of World War II, the tiny Nordic nation of Finland found itself on the front lines of the world's latest conflict. Shadow Lines is a...

A place to call home. Season 5

The continuing saga of nurse Sarah Nordmann and the Bligh family set in 1958 Australia.

Murder by milk bottle —Truss, Lynne, author.

"The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies - and the milk bottles. Three seem...

In the unlikely event —Blume, Judy, author.

After a series of planes crash in a three month period in 1951, the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey is left stunned and confused. This follows them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficu...

The rescued —Perry, Marta.

"As an Amish wife and mother struggles to hold her family together, a story from the past teaches her how to face her daily challenges with strength and love. In modern day central Pennsylvania, Judith Wegler tries to h...

Murder by milk bottle —Truss, Lynne, author.
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In the wake of two extremely high-profile murder cases, and with the summer of 1957 finally winding down, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But his hoped for rest is interrupted when he and...

Cry-baby

A spoof and homage to 1950's teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him.

My policeman —Roberts, Bethan, 1973- author.

"Soon to be a motion picture starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin, an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love. It is in 1950's Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim, gently guidi...

Indignation

Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college ...

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