Coperta “Wartime for the Shop Girls”

Wartime for the Shop Girls

Narator: Becky Wright

Durata: 8h 25m

War brings changes three friends could never foresee…‘Highly recommended’ Anna Jacobs‘A warm domestic drama’ People’s FriendWar brings changes three friends could never foresee…‘Highly recommended’ Anna Jacobs‘A warm domestic drama’ People’s FriendIt’s 1942 and as shortages of staff – and goods – begin to bite, young Lily Collins is nervously stepping up to sales junior at Marlow’s department store.Bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to wave boyfriends, husbands and brothers goodbye, especially with a baby on the way and grim news on the wireless. Jim, who works with Lily at the store, seems restless, and nothing can prepare Lily for the secrets that come tumbling out when her favourite brother comes home on leave…Somehow, she must keep smiling through. Community, family and friends rally round as her home town – and the whole country – is tested once again.Acclaim for Joanna Toye:‘Captivating…a triumphant debut novel’ Women’s Weekly‘A warm domestic drama’ People’s Friend‘Highly recommended – an engrossing story with a charmingly forthright heroine’ Anna Jacobs'Jo writes with a sure hand and a light touch…a real page-turner with a spirited heroine.' Veronica Henry‘Cheerful and uplifting…I thoroughly enjoyed it’ Katie FfordeThe perfect heart-warming and uplifting second world war sagaJoanna Toye joined the production team of The Archers after reading English at Cambridge University, and became a scriptwriter for the programme for over twenty years. She has also written a number of spin-off books about the long-running radio drama. On television she has written for Crossroads, Family Affairs, Doctors and EastEnders.The perfect heart-warming and uplifting second world war saga• Joanna Toye is a major new saga talent, with a series set around a fictional department store during World War II• Three books coming in 2020• Like Call the Midwife it depicts a community, with a nostalgic and evocative sense of town and family life• Department store setting ideal for fans of Mr Selfridge• Joanna Toye is already in demand at WI, festival and library events around the Midlands• Author was a lead scriptwriter for The Archers where she wrote and produced over 30 yearsCompetition: A;The;Cockleberry bay;Little Cornish Kitchen;Sea of Memories;Constable on the Hill;Liverpool Daisy;Dressmaker’s Gift;Midwives of Lark Lane;Village Scandal. by;Rosie Goodwin;Katie Flynn;Dilly Court;Nancy Reavell;Kitty Neale;Nadine Dorries;Val Wood;Jennie Felton;Sheila Newberry;Ellie Dean
Publicat de: HarperCollins Publishers

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