Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing and the arrival of RAF planes in the skies over the Chilterns. Sylvie is desperately worried for her parents who she left behind in Nazi-occupied Normandy. Nell, meanwhile, witnesses the crumbling of her parents' marriage. When the girls fall in love with the same man, the brave and unassuming RAF officer Alex Hammond, he is spared having to choose between them. The machinations of war change the course of all their lives, with devastating consequences. For Nell, the only place she can ever find solace is inside the walled garden that her father tended so lovingly before he left.
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Fairfield Hall - Margaret Dickinson
When Annabel Constantine is courted by James Lyndon, the Earl of Fairfield, she believes herself truly loved, and accepts his offer of marriage. It is only when she arrives at Fairfield Hall that she realises the part her scheming father has played - the birth of her son should secure the future of the Fairfield Estate. But others also lay claim to the inheritance and a vicous feud is ignited...