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The Allotment Girls

English · Paperback


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The Allotment Girls is an inspiring and heartwarming novel of wartime hardship, friendship and fortitude from Kate Thompson, author of the Secrets of the Sewing Bee. During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign, Annie persuades the owners to start Bryant & May allotment in the factory grounds. With plenty of sweat and toil, the girls eventually carve out a corner of the yard into a green plot full of life and colour. In the darkest of times, the girls find their allotment a tranquil, happy escape. Using pierced dustbin lids to sieve through the shrapnel and debris, they bring about a powerful change, not just in the factory, but their own lives. As the war rages on, the garden becomes a place of community, friendship - and deceit. As the garden thrives and grows, so do the girls'' secrets . . .

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Authors Kate Thompson, Thompson Kate
Publisher Pan Books
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 18
Product format Paperback
Released 30.04.2018
EAN 9781509822256
ISBN 978-1-5098-2225-6
No. of pages 368
Dimensions 129 mm x 196 mm x 27 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

London, Greater London, Historical romance, FICTION / Historical / General, Historical fiction, FICTION / Romance / Historical / 20th Century, Central London, Family life fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Sense of place, c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2)

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