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Written by Beryl P. Brown.


May Sheppard, widowed before the outbreak of the Second World War, believed she would never be a mother. But evacuee, Cliff, brought the joy of temporary motherhood.

Cliff loves living in the Dorset countryside and helping May on a farm but, with peace on the horizon, the prospect of his cold-hearted mother taking him back to a life in the city he barely remembers, looms over them.

Their dream of becoming a family takes a staggering turn when May is coerced into an undertaking for which they are ill-equipped and unprepared. The prejudice of vindictive villagers adds to their struggle to cope. Perhaps VE Day will bring freedom into their lives at last.

May's Boys

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