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Publisher's Summary

In every pub in every town unspoken stories lie beneath the surface.

Each week, six women meet at The Bluebell Inn. They form an unlikely and occasionally triumphant ladies' darts team. They banter and jibe, they laugh. But their hidden stories of love and loss are what, in the end, will bind them.

There is Mary, full of it but cradling her dark secret; Lena - young and bold, she has made her choice; the cat woman who must return to the place of her birth before it's too late. There's Maggie, still laying out the place for her husband; and Pegs, the dark-eyed girl from the travellers' site bringing her strangeness and first love. And Katy: unappreciated. Open to an offer.

They know little of each other's lives. But here they gather and weave a delicate and sustaining connection that maybe they can rely on as the crossroads on their individual paths threaten to overwhelm.

With humanity and insight, Kit Fielding reveals the great love that lies at the heart of female friendship.

Raw, funny and devastating, all of life can be found at the Bluebell.

©2019 Kit Fielding (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A story told with brutal honesty underpinned by humour, love, hope and the inestimable power of friendship. Kit Fielding's debut is a triumph." (Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things)

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Funny and moving story of a group of women

I enjoyed this story....the interwoven lives of the women’s darts team , meeting weekly at the Bluebell. Sometimes funny , but it’s black comedy. As we get to “know” the women, we see how their lives have not always been easy....illegitimacy, incest, prostitution.....We can appreciate their struggle, and how the darts night provides a sense of connection, and female comaraderie .

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