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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

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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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  • Ms Jane Oxtoby
  • 11-06-2020

Loved it!

Emotional beautiful courageous story. Beautifully read by Anne Dover who always brings every character to life.

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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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  • 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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  • Janet Jones
  • 10-10-2021

A lovely.....

love storyline during World War II even though it is fiction it could have happened all them years ago. The narrator was very good using different voices for the characters.

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  • Daryl-lynn
  • 09-10-2021

really enjoyable

love being transported back to the 40's. couldn't leave the book alone. a must for anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-2021

A wartime story with a heart of gold

What a fascinating and enjoyable story. It was well researched and delightfully narrated. I enjoyed ever minute of it.

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  • mrs susan white
  • 29-07-2021

brilliant listening 🎶

she'd a few tears listening to this wonderful story. the narrator was perfect well written.

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