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Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As London goes up in flames during the Blitz, two sisters from Bermondsey find their lives changed out of all recognition....

When a bombing raid destroys nearly everything she holds dear, May joins the ATS and becomes a gunner girl. Peggy, May's elder sister, is trapped in a stifling marriage, yet amid the chaos of war, a route to freedom beckons. From war will come hardship and tragedy as well as new, unexpected friendships and love affairs.

©2016 Mary Gibson (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

Praise for Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts: "A cracking tale full of warmth and history." ( Bella Magazine)
"A fabulous, fascinating read." (Vanessa Feltz)

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Another great read

Another fantastic story by Mary Gibson I loved revisiting characters from her other books. I got so involved in the story line

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a realistic story of ww2

Enjoyed hearing about life during ww2 and what my parents survived as little children. very realistic.

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  • Rosemarie
  • 28-08-2016

Excellent

I have listened to a few of Mary Gibson books, She has become one of my favourite authors, can't wait to start another, she seems to get the history as well as a great story, you can't fail but to enjoy.

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  • V. Davy
  • 20-02-2017

The right mix

Once I got into this book I found I didn't want it to end, warm characters, brought to life by Anne's reading. Good mix of factual info about the Ats roles, the training & positions the girls took, combined with real likeable main characters. Favourites May, and Granny Byron, and favourite description - the fairy ring.
It would've been nice to have a sequel.

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  • Mrs Carol Arnott
  • 05-10-2016

Excellent story with a superb narrater.

This story gave me a wonderful and interesting insight to experiences of the war days and how people coped with various situations. A history lesson with a difference that I shall never forget. 5 star all round.

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  • Cuckoosuzie
  • 03-10-2016

fabulously entertaining

This book is so well written even when you think you can guess what going to happen it has twists and twirls and keeps your interest throughout.

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  • Evie
  • 22-04-2019

Enjoyed

I really like Anne Dover as a narrator. She brings the whole story to life and is very suited to the war time stories. I enjoyed this book, it's got a nice pace and is easy to listen to.

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  • talmadge 90
  • 21-04-2019

Excellent

Anne Dover is the best narrator on Audible. She makes you feel like your in the book. There was plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you on your toes.With well fleshed out characters that you care about, the book gives you a real sense of how hard day to day living during the war was.

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  • Country lass
  • 26-02-2019

Enjoyable listen<br />

This is the first time I have listened to Mary Gibson will definitely be looking for more titles by her

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  • mrs a j harding
  • 16-07-2018

Omg amazing

A story of an estranged family during the war. Had me gripped all the way through.
Anne Dover is an amazing narrator and makes the story come to life.
Definitely Recommended

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  • MaisiMai
  • 20-03-2018

WW2 Heartbreak and happiness

Story of life for 2 sisters and the A.T.S. girls during WW2.
Beautifully and emotionally narrated by Anne Dover this novel grips you from start to finish.
If you love WW2 romance you will love "Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys".
Highly recommended.

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  • prmiaj
  • 04-07-2017

interesting book

interesting. i have read a lot of historical novels based around war times but nothing that involved gunner girls. I didn't realise the dangers they experienced whilst trying to live their lives. good story ☺