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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...

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.

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...

A suitable boy

Amid the cultural upheaval of 1950s India, Lata is torn between romance and responsibility, while her wayward brother-in-law Maan has a perilous affair with a glamorous courtesan.

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.

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...

A place to call home. Season 5

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

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...

Widespread panic : a novel —Ellroy, James, 1948- author.

"Freddy Otash is the man in the know and the man to know in Tinseltown. He operates with two simple rules--he'll do anything but murder, and he'll never work with commies. Freddy is a corrupt L.A. cop on the skids. He ex...

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...

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 ...

The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant —Nunn, Kayte, author.

1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon surprisingly becomes her refuge. 2018. F...

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...

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...

Burn —Ness, Patrick, 1971- author.

"On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm." This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meet...

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...

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.

Painted horses : a novel —Brooks, Malcolm (Novelist), author.
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2015
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In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that ...

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