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Scattered Seed, Almonds and Raisins

Decades after fleeing hardships in Russia, a Jewish family faces troubles as Europe sits on the brink of World War II in this emotional saga.

Thirty years have passed since the Sandberg family arrived in Manchester, penniless and bewildered, after fleeing certain death in Russia. Sarah and Abraham’s children have forgotten the poverty and struggles of their youth, and their grandchildren have never known such hardship.

But the prosperity that has come with their adopted country has brought other problems.

Sons David and Nathan have to face the strains of their arranged marriages and feeling increasingly at odds with the mood of the nation. The year is 1935, and while Hitler rules in Germany the Fascists are marching in England . . . Can the Sandbergs keep hold of all they fought so hard for?

The second book in the much-loved Almonds and Raisins series from international bestselling author Maisie Mosco, perfect for fans of Sheelagh Kelly and Jessica Stirling.

Praise for the writing of Maisie Mosco

“Once in every generation or so a book comes along which lifts the curtain.” —The Guardian

“Full of freshness and fascination.” —Manchester Evening News

“The undisputed queen of her genre.” —Jewish Chronicle

Maisie Mosco

Maisie Mosco was born in Oldham in 1924, the eldest of three children. Her parents were of Latvian Jewish and Viennese Jewish descent, and both sides emigrated to England around 1900. She wanted to study medicine, but had to leave school at the age of 14 to help in the family business. She joined the ATS aged 18, and ended the war helping illiterate soldiers to read. After the war, she edited The Jewish Gazette, and wrote radio plays for the BBC. The author of sixteen novels, she died in London in 2011, aged 86.

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