Figs, Vines and Roses

Joy M. Lilley’s first novel ‘Figs, Vines and Roses’ tells a moving tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century.
In 1888 eight-year-old Issy Merryweather has a comfortable family life in Cobnut Hall, Derby.

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Time’s Pendulum Swings Again

Jenny is working as a nurse when she meets Seb. She is young, living with her mother and has had a strict religious upbringing. Seb is a handsome and successful surgical registrar that Jenny is incapable of resisting his charms eventually falling in love with Seb.

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The Author

Joy M Lilley

When I retired from a long nursing career I had the time to devote to writing. I have just had my first book published as an e-read, it can be found on IBook store, WHSmith Kobo, Gardeners and Amazon Kindle.

It is titled Figs, Vines and Roses and tells a tale of love and loss and the turn of the nineteenth century.

I am a Grandmother [modern of course] have a large family and enjoy the pleasure and sometimes pain that can bring.

The theatre and other art media have always been of great interest to me and I now follow these pursuits regularly.

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