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Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone.

Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

©2017 Mary Gibson (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"This wonderfully descriptive book is a must-read." ( OK Magazine)

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  • Mouse2560
  • 27-03-2018

Hattie’s Home

Excellent read, got to be my favourite of Mary Gibson books so far Loved each the every character and storyline had me captured from start to finish It was wonderfully narrated by Anne Dover Who always manages to bring each character to life. Would loved to hear more about Hattie and her friends

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  • Reikimaster 123
  • 31-03-2018

Heartwarming

I felt that I was in the story myself. I loved all the characters except the Harpers, especially Lennie. Ronnie stole my heart. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happens but hated it when I did! I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2018

A great book

I found it difficult to get into this book, but I loved it by the end

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  • june Regan
  • 04-02-2018

lovely story

AnnDover is an amazing narrator, a lovely story,and I really enjoyed it from start to finish.

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  • A. Richards
  • 16-01-2021

great

When Hattie returns home to a bombed out London it is a shock and even worse she is attacked by some down and out children. with no decent homes she decides to set up home in some old army shacks and soon gets some other less fortunate people to squat in the shelters, there is a lot to this story and this book should not be over looked. it is full of twists and turns,

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  • Mary
  • 24-12-2020

Great book!

Wonderful story. Very gripping throughout. The characters were expertly brought to life by the narrator and I was transported to the harsh life for many folk during the post war years. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-2020

Hattie Home

Good storyline tense in parts but all comes good in the end. Love a follow up

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  • Purple Kama
  • 04-10-2020

Another great book by Mary Gibson

I have listened to all of Mary Gibsons books now, this was the last one left for me to listen to. I ploughed through all of them. I love how there are familiar themes and characters in all the books. I enjoyed all the social history in her books.

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  • Karen Dearnaley
  • 29-08-2020

Another good story from Mary Gibson

I enjoyed this book and the narrator but I don't think I'll listen to any more by this author - this is my second and they do seem to be very similar. It was a bit too long and I was getting a bit bored by the end.

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  • helenelakin
  • 14-08-2020

Beautiful

This story is one of the best I have listened to in a long time made me smile even made me cry a lovely lovely book

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