Margaret Bacon

Biography

Margaret Bacon was brought up in the Yorkshire Dales, and educated at The Mount School, York and at Oxford. She taught history before her marriage to a Civil Engineer whose profession entailed much travel and frequent moves of house. Her first book, 'Journey to Guyana', was an account of two years spent in South America. Her subsequent books, including one children's novel, have all been fiction. She has two daughters and is now settled in Wiltshire.

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Books

The Serpent's Tooth
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,890. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
Polly Adams is only seven when her mother suddenly leaves home, but she takes on the care of her younger brother and goes with him when war breaks out and they are evacuated to the Yorkshire Dales. The Serpent's Tooth follows the fortune of these two children and the effect on Polly of the events of her childhood.
The Ewe Lamb
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: British English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
Judith and Alice are childhood friends at school in the Yorkshire Dales but when Judith leaves to have a career in London and Alice stays at home to help on the farm it seems that they have nothing in common. But when disaster strikes they are able to help each other in a way that nobody else can, the bonds of old friendship proving stronger than a difference in life styles.
For Better, For Worse
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
Safely away from the bombing, Sebastian's family suffer a tragic loss. The children come to realise their parents marriage is a sham, but the law makes divorce impossible. Felicity grows up into a determined young woman whose efforts to help her father takes her on a journey that leads her back to Northrop Hall.
The Years Between
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 92,180. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
After the War, Northrop Hall becomes a Home for disabled soldiers. It is run by Dr Bramley, helped by his wife, Diana, who soon realises that he is more interested in his work than he is in her. But it is his work which brings about the chance meeting between Diana and Sebastian, who had loved each other before the war.
Northrop Hall
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 95,870. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
It seems that life at Northrop Hall is a changeless hierarchy in which the gentry know their manners and the servants know their place. Witchart ensures the smooth running of the household, Jimson, keeps the grounds immaculate, Nanny Stone rules the nursery, Miss Poole teaches the estate children to recite their catechism and pay homage to the great Arndale family. But 1914 approaches.
A Packetful of Trouble
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,730. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
The Packet cousins can hardly believe their luck when they have the chance to go on holiday in the south of France without any grown-ups, though they don't care much for the sinister Mademoiselle Sourire who is employed to escort them there. She is not what she seems and involves them in a desperate adventure with an international gang of thieves and puts one of them in terrible danger.
Other Women
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,910. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
"He never read anything except the financial pages, pornographic magazines and the lessons in church on Sunday," Grover's widow remarked, summing up the character of the man who had recently fallen to his death from the mountain fortress of Sigiria on to the spiky rocks below. Or was he pushed? Nobody with him had reason to regret the sudden death of a man who had dominated their lives.
The Kingdom of the Rose
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 179,410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
This is the story of the last century told through the life of one woman, Eglantine Thorpe who first appeared as Nell’s aunt in Snow in Winter. Born in 1896, she was a great disappointment to her mother who predicted that she would never make a good marriage as she was plain and – even worse – she was clever.
Journey to Guyana
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,090. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The author gives a vivid picture of the country's many-sided life: its multi-racial population and amazingly varied terrain. She describes her everyday domestic life in Guyana. She tells of adventure into the Interior and encounters with different races, analysing the problems which confront them. But behind all this she portrays a diverse people, full of resourcefulness, good humour and charm.
Snow in Winter
By Margaret Bacon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 112,700. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction
Childhood experience made Nell decide she must be a career woman and never be dependent on any man. Doubt set in when she fell in love and began to think that there might be room for the kind of family life enjoyed by her unambitious, home-loving cousin, Chrissie. For both women life followed a different course from the one that they had planned, involving change and pain but, ultimately, growth.

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