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Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.

©2016 Nancy Revell (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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"A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one." ( The Northern Echo)

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More Shipyard Girls Series, PLEASE!?!

I really hope Audible will make sure to finish Nancy Revell’s book series here. They already have Book #2, which I’m ready to start. But there are at least 3 more books to this series.
I love Amazon Kindle, however once I start listening to a series (like Ellie Dean’s Beach View Boarding House books), I want to finish up the same way.
I know I can’t be the only American who loves WWII Home Front books from a British
perspective?!


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Brilliant Book

I loved this feel good book. Can't wait to start the next one which is in my library already

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The Narrator was good but it ends there.....

The only good thing about this book was the narrator. But life is too short to suffer through a book that is shallow or silly. It might appeal more to a teen audience....?

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  • Julie Ann Jones
  • 06-11-17

not written well

author keeps going off on a independent tangent not sticking to story line

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  • Margerat Scott
  • 12-09-20

Shipyard girls

I have really enjoyed this book. I don’t sleep well so I have listened to it, it has kept me company throughout the night

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

Not just for women

NOT JUST A WOMANS BOOK , after a couple of men had said it was good so I downloaded it as I just don’t have time to read, drawn in and hooked, angry at some characters, shouting at others, rooting for some, very accurate portrayal in certain chapter, very enjoyable book to pass the time driving to work, hopefully book 2 is available on download soon, cmon audible sort it out

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  • Dave
  • 06-23-21

Great

I enjoyed this story very much and am now going to download book 2. The narration was equally good

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  • Potter fan
  • 05-13-21

Love it when I find a good series

I really enjoyed the story and I love it when I find a good series. Can't wait to read the rest rest of them

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  • Elaine Hart
  • 02-14-21

The Shipyard Girls

This was the first book that I have read from this author. It took me a wee while getting into the story, but when I did, I enjoyed it.
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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-21

The shipyard girls

Well read and well written, the life's of a group of women welders in the shipyard during ww2

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  • Julie
  • 12-06-19

Poor narration

I enjoyed listening to the book. I live in Sunderland so was able to picture the areas.

I found part of it quite distressing (uncle part)

The narration was not good. The accents were terrible. It was based in Sunderland but the accents were nowhere from the North East never mind Sunderland.

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  • Sewmanycrafts
  • 09-19-19

Brilliant!

Nancy Revell is a new author for me and I was not disappointed. The variety of characters and their interactions flowed like a carefully tilted vessel pouring out it’s content. Eagerly looking forward to listening to book 2.

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  • Lindsey
  • 06-18-19

world war II

boring stereotypes. plot predictable.
rubbish characters no empathy or sympathy for any of them.
well read in spite of the material.