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Publisher's Summary

A new series from best-selling author Kate Thompson. 

The story of the courageous women of World War Two, working in the Yardley factory in London's East End. 

During World War Two, Churchill declared that 'beauty was duty'. But for the women working at the Yardley cosmetics factory in London's East End, it's friendship and family. 

Nineteen-year-old Lily Gunn runs the conveyor belt in the factory's Lipstick Room with tight reins, though of all the women working there it's her 16-year-old sister who gives her the most trouble. Especially when Rene's new boyfriend Ronnie gets called up to fight, leaving Rene alone and with a big problem....

Meanwhile, Lily and Rene's mother Nell is the matriarch of Angel Lane, and the community childminder. But she's hiding a dark secret that if exposed could cost her everything.   

Against the backdrop of the London Blitz, the women of the factory must find a way to rally together if they want to survive.  

©2019 Kate Thompson (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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WW2 Britain told from the perspective of working class women

I throughly recommend this book if you are interested in the life and times of women in WW2 Britain , it is well researched and I learned quite a lot especially the bombing in Canning Town which I had never heard about. The author’s writing really made me feel like I was living through this time.

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  • 19-08-2020

Oh dear.

Great story spoiled by, well shocking narration, it really grated on my ears. I was so looking forward to listening to this, I'm an Eastender but afraid the reader really didn't catch a real "cockney" accent.

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  • Rebecca
  • 24-06-2020

I couldn't keep listening.

The actual story was good and I was interested in finding out what was going to happen. However, the narration was so bad (Renee's voice, the voice of the girls in the factory) that I had to stop listening because it spoiled the whole experience. Very disappointed.

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  • 15-06-2020

Struggling to finish - dreadful narrator

The story appears to be very good however I am struggling to finish this book due to the dreadful narrator. I can honestly say this is the worst narrator I have ever listened to. Some of the adult characters sound like primary school children which I found very difficult to listen to. I am considering buying the book as I cannot bear to continue listen to this narrator any longer yet I want to know the outcome of the families in the story. The narrator does not do this book justice. Whilst I have only given the story three stars this is purely due to the dreadful narrator I sincerely hope she does not provide the narration for the next book.

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  • 06-04-2020

brilliant

an outstanding listen, well researched book, took me back to difficult but happy times in my own younger years. Thank you

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  • 03-04-2020

Great Book

A great book, good storyline, well researched and kept me gripped until the end.Had sad parts but it is set in war time but its not all about the war which makes a pleasant change

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  • Cheryl Morley
  • 13-10-2019

This book had me laughing and crying

Wow! The characters in this book came to life with the individual voices, especially’Fat Lou’ I thoroughly enjoyed listening and found myself wanting more.

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  • Ben Reardon
  • 12-08-2019

A cracking tale

This is an amazing tale of the bravery and camaraderie of the East Ender's during the war. It moves at a great pace and draws you in to the lives, and deaths of some amazing characters.

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  • mrs a j harding
  • 02-08-2019

Great story

Story about a family and community during WW2. The ups and downs of the family and effects on the each member. Took a long time to get started but had lots of twists and turns and was very enjoyable.

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