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There were a few girls from Hughes's Biscuits. But there were so many people who, ... Grace had asked Violet jokingly whether she wanted her to come to the wedding in her tin hat. 'I don't care what you wear,' Violet said.

Author: Annie Murray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529011777

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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1940 - Small Heath, in the heart of Birmingham, is facing the darkest days of the war. Two very different girls from this tight-knit community join up as ARP wardens to do their bit for the Home Front. Violet Simms lives with her controlling, widowed mother who runs the local pawn shop. At just twenty-years-old, Violet longs for friendship, love and escape. It seems her dreams might come true until tragedy strikes on one of the very worst nights of the Birmingham Blitz. Grace Templeton is the eldest in her family of ten children. Spirited Grace is determined never to become burdened by child bearing and drudgery like her mother. Adored by childhood sweetheart, Jimmy Oval, Grace believes she can do better. Volunteering as an ARP warden feels like a chance for adventure – until she sees the horror and reality of war first hand. In this blacked out city, where not everyone is quite what they seem, she comes to realize she is less in control of events than she had thought. The war will have long-lasting effects on every family . . . Long buried secrets come to light, and their stories are woven together amid the intense bombing of Birmingham. The girls’ lives will be changed forever by friendship and love, by tragedy and joy. Girls in Tin Hats is the heart-wrenching generational saga by Sunday Times top ten bestselling author Annie Murray.
2020-04-16 By Annie Murray

... Now the War is Over The Doorstep Child Sisters of Gold The Silversmith's Daughter Mother and Child Girls in Tin Hats Black Country Orphan Secrets of the Chocolate Girls This electronic edition first published 2022 by Pan Books an.

Author: Annie Murray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330527149

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In Annie Murray’s bestselling Chocolate Girls, three very different women work together at Cadbury’s Bournville factory, where their lives become entwined by war and work – and a child called David. Edie marries young to escape her unhappy family home. Widowed at nineteen, and having lost her child from the marriage, she faces the war grieving and lonely. Then one night during the Blitz, an infant mysteriously abandoned during the bombing is handed into her care . . . Ruby, meanwhile, doesn’t want to be left behind in the wedding stakes, and settles for marriage with Frank. Finally there’s Janet, kind-hearted and susceptible to male charm, who is hurt desperately by an affair with a married man. David, the child who steals Edie’s heart as she brings him up through a time none of them will ever forget, is the love of all their lives. And when David is old enough to wonder who he really is, he leads Edie through struggle and heartache to a life and love she would never have dreamed of . . . Chocolate Girls is followed by the captivating sequel, The Bells of Bournville Green.
2010-11-30 By Annie Murray

... Our Lives My Daughter, My Mother The Women of Lilac Street Meet Me Under the Clock War Babies Now the War Is Over The Doorstep Child Sisters of Gold The Silversmith's Daughter Mother and Child Girls in Tin Hats Black Country Orphan.

Author: Annie Murray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529064971

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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From Annie Murray, the bestselling author of The Chocolate Girls and The Bells of Bournville Green, comes another gritty family saga about love, war and chocolate . . . September 1940, Birmingham. While her husband and daughter work at the Cadbury's Bournville factory, Ann Gilby has her hands full at home with her youngest Martin and other daughter, Sheila newly returned home with baby Elaine. With Sheila's husband away doing his bit in the RAF, Ann knows she should be grateful to have all her children safe under one roof. But she can't help but fear for their uncertain future as bombs fall ever closer to her Birmingham home. Part of her yearns for the carefree days of her youth when she also worked the line at Cadburys, filling trays of chocolate shells. But mostly Ann tries not to think of the past at all since that would mean she would have to confront her oldest secret, one she's kept since the last war and the one that could easily rip her family apart . . .
2022-04-14 By Annie Murray

... accommodated a surprising number (or it seemed a surprising number then) of girls, native to southern Ireland, ... up the ladder to the roof at about seven o'clock clothed in a sort of female battledress and equipped with tin hats.

Author: Rosine de Bounevialle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780993288579

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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The Candour A.B.C. of Politics was originally serialised in Candour between August 1989 and August 1995. It was intended to publish in book form the text that Rosine de Bounevialle referred to as her "only literary baby" long ago, but it was not to be in her lifetime. The text is an idiosyncratic and wonderful testament of her values. One hundred years after her birth it is fitting that that such an influential and elemental force be remembered and recognised.
2016-12-20 By Rosine de Bounevialle

Geezer Girls, Gangster Girl, Hit Girls Dreda Say Mitchell. authority from the back of the church. Every head turned. Both Misty and Jackie's mouths flipped open in surprise at who they saw. 'Blimey,' Misty whispered. 'Get your tin hats ...

Author: Dreda Say Mitchell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473653863

Category: Fiction

Page: 1264

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Three thrilling stories of women making it work in the East End - amidst violence, revenge and family secrets. Geezer Girls Ten years ago, fifteen-year-old Jade Flynn and three other girls were forced to work for a man they nicknamed 'The Geezer'. Until a shocking event made them rebel. Now, the Geezer's tracked them down. He'll kill them unless they do one last job for him. This time if they disappear they won't be coming back... Gangster Girl Daisy Sullivan's father was one of London's most infamous gangsters. Haunted by his violent death, she vows to live a respectable life. But when she gets sucked back in, things go wrong fast. She'll have to use every dirty trick her dad ever taught her to stay alive... Hit Girls Two kids are murdered...Their gangland family want revenge, and contact the one group of people who they trust to help him find the truth...Jackie, Anna, Roxy and Ollie. Four women with shady pasts who take the cases people don't take to the cops.
2016-11-24 By Dreda Say Mitchell

Some in the group had tin hats and she almost laughed at the thought of her oh-so-respectable snood. She bounced her knuckles against her mouth, then stopped in case she looked scared. Again the telephone bell – again cut short.

Author: Maisie Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473571730

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The first novel in the wonderful new Railway Girls series, perfect for fans of Nancy Revell and Ellie Dean. _____________________ 'Stunning writing [and] perfectly paced' Frost Magazine 'A story of true friendship, love, loss and trust' Candis _____________________ In February, 1922, at the western-most entrance to Victoria Station in Manchester, a massive plaque was unveiled. Beneath a vast tiled map showing the lines of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network, a series of seven bronze panels recorded the names of the men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War - a total of 1,460 names. In March, 1940, a group of women of varying ages and backgrounds, stand in front of the memorial, ready to do their bit in this new World War... _____________________ Mabel is determined to make a fresh start as a railway girl where no one will know the terrible thing she did and she can put her guilt behind her... Or is she just running away? Meanwhile Joan will never be as good as her sister, or so her Gran keeps telling her. A new job as a station clerk could be just the thing she needs to forget her troubles at home. And Dot is further into her forties than she cares to admit. Her beloved sons are away fighting and her husband - well, the less said about him the better. Ratty old sod. She is anxious to become a railway girl just like her dear mam - anything to feel she is supporting the sons she prays for every night. The three women start off as strangers, but soon form an unbreakable bond that will get them through the toughest of times... _____________________ **Maisie's brand new novel THE RAILWAY GIRLS IN LOVE is available to pre-order now. Just search: 9781787463981**
2020-05-28 By Maisie Thomas

With buckets of earth and sand, with pumps attached to their own kitchen taps, with blankets and old mats, heedless of shrapnel raining about them, they donned tin hats and battled together to save their city. As buildings crumbled and ...

Author: Lilian Harry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409130338

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The second novel in the April Grove series, following the lives of working-class families during the Second World War. It is 1940, and the neighbours in April Grove are close knit, patriotic and proud - but the onset of the Blitz tests their loyalties and courage as never before. Betty Chapman meets a devastatingly attractive man in the Land Army, who upsets all her settled ideas; Olive Harker, just married, must now decide whether to risk motherhood; and Nancy Baxter offers comfort to lonely serviceman while her son runs wild... Their stories are played out against the backdrop of a great seaport at war: the horror of the air raid sirens, the naval dockyards buzzing with activity and the overwhelming desire to survive the city's darkest hour...
2010-08-19 By Lilian Harry

The two girls grabbed their tin hats and placed them onto their heads as they ran to safety. Jumping into the deep trench, which was already occupied by some of the other nursing staff, Mary landed on top of 'O'Hell.

Author: Patricia Evans

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499010251

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 282

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2014-07-11 By Patricia Evans

The dim blue lights shed an eerie glow on the row of girls standing to attention in tin hats, their backs humped by gasmasks and knapsacks. A thunderstorm added its voice to the gunfire as the charming lady major-general of the MTC ...

Author: Anita Leslie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781448216673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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One of Hay Festival's 100 Best Books Written by Women in the Last 100 Years 'Train to Nowhere speaks of another mood, a different time and a grittier generation...This, surely, is the second world war we want to rediscover in print' Robert McCrum, Observer 'If Evelyn Waugh's Mrs Algernon Stitch had been possessed of a heart, a sense of humour, and a glorious prose style, it could be said that she was a dead ringer for Anita Leslie. Train to Nowhere is a glorious book, brought back to vivid life.' John Banville, Booker Prize winning author of The Sea 'Train To Nowhere is the most gripping piece of war reportage I have ever read: particularly affecting is Anita Leslie's account of the Battle of Colmar, where her descriptions are almost too unbearable to take in. What a writer! Her observations, mixed with dry humour and compassion, place her at the heart of the conflict and somehow apart from it, as a good historian should be. Remarkable.' Joanna Lumley Train to Nowhere is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic. Daughter of a Baronet and first cousin once removed of Winston Churchill, she joined the Mechanized Transport Corps as a fully trained mechanic and ambulance driver during WWII, serving in Libya, Syria, Palestine, Italy, France and Germany. Ahead of her time, Anita bemoans 'first-rate women subordinate to second-rate men,' and, as the British Army forbade women from serving at the front, joined the Free French Forces in order to do what she felt was her duty. Writing letters in Hitler's recently vacated office and marching in the Victory parade contrast with observations of seeing friends murdered and a mother avenging her son by coldly shooting a prisoner of war. Unflinching and unsentimental, Train to Nowhere is a memoir of Anita's war, one that, long after it was written, remains poignant and relevant.
2017-08-24 By Anita Leslie

She started to run after him, to call him back, but the crash behind her stopped her dead in her tracks. One of the girls had yanked the tablecloth. The pies and plates had fallen to the floor. Both girls now sported pie-tin hats.

Author: Josie Brown

Publisher: Signal Press

ISBN: 9781942052005

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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IN BOOK 3 OF THE TOTLANDIA SERIES: The surviving moms are ready to reap the rewards of membership, but none of them counted on club founder, Bettina Connaught Cross, needing a pick-me-up from a bitter betrayal, whereas the new Onesies moms are trying to stay out of her sightlines long enough to deal with their own issues: Lorna wants to tell her family about Dante’s autism, but keeping it on her own terms could be difficult when her hippie mom and socialite mother-in-law meet for the first time. Jillian fights to regain her financial footing and confront her own insecurities, finding comfort in an unexpected place. And Ally can’t bear the thought of hurting Jade, so she continues to bury her feelings for Brady. But when another desperate housewife stirs the mix, Jade could become a pawn in an even more devious game.
2014-08-17 By Josie Brown