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The Grafton Girls
by Annie Groves
The new Liverpool-based World War Two saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart and Some Sunny Day is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence -- as well as love, passion and heartbreak - for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.
The new Liverpool-based World War Two saga from the author of Goodnight Sweetheart and Some Sunny Day is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence -- as well as love, passion and heartbreak - for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain. When Diane Wilson leaves Cambridge for Liverpool, destined for Derby House and war work as a teleprint operator, she is intent on mending her broken heart. But will hundreds of miles ease the pain of her betrayal? Meanwhile, mean-spirited Myra Stone awaits her new roommate in the Wavertree terrace she is billeted to. From the moment she first lays eyes on Myra, Diane senses she's bad news. But does Myra's bitterness and caustic wit belie a secret heartache? Ruthie starts work at the munitions factory, enduring terrible conditions in order to put food on the table for herself and her widowed mother. It's tough, relentless work. But Ruthie is befriended by lively and vivacious Jess Hunt who injects colour and fun into the drab surroundings. Until, one day, a troublemaker deliberately provokes a feud between them...All four women are brought together at The Grafton, the local dance hall favoured by American GIs as well as the local girls. In this heady, uncertain time, infatuation and passion blossom. But has each girl found true love - or true heartache?
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Praise for Annie Groves: 'An engrossing story.' My Weekly 'A stirring and heartrending family saga!Against a backdrop of change when the suffragette movement was coming to the fore, the choices and dreams of a generation of women combine to create this passionate story.' Liverpool Daily Post 'Heartwrenching and uplifting in equal measure -- a tragic indictment of what can happen when you swap passion for duty. Roll on the sequel!' Take a Break 'Exceptionally good within this area, well written and beautifully developed characters.' Sarah Broadhurst
About Annie Groves
Annie Groves lives in the North-West of England and has done so of all her life. She is also the author of Ellie Pride, Connie's Courage and Hettie of Hope Street, a series of novels for which she drew upon her own family's history, picked up from listening to her grandmother's stories when she was a child, and Goodnight Sweetheart and Some Sunny Day. These last two novels and The Grafton Girls are based on Annie's extensive research of the Italian community in Liverpool during the war as well as wartime recollections from members of her family who come from the city. Annie Groves also writes under the name Penny Jordan and has written over 130 books and sold over 67 million copies.
The Grafton Girls by Annie Groves
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