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    • The Bluebird Girls

    • The Forces' Sweethearts 1
    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rainey Bird, Ivy Sparrow and Bea Herron all love to sing. For Rainey, music has been a solace during the upheaval of starting a new life with her mother, away from her abusive dad. Bea finds a confidence when she sings that she cannot get from anything else. Ivy sees it as her best chance of making a life away from Gosport and a dead-end job.  The three of them sing in a choir run by the strict but kind Mrs Wilkes. The choir provides a couple of hours of stardust each week, away from school and work and family worries.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Narrowboat Girls

    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Ellie Heydon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elsie Barker is desperate for a new start after her husband leaves her. When her friend Izzy, herself planning an escape from her abusive boyfriend, tells her about the jobs going for women as narrowboat crew on the canals between London and Coventry, she jumps at the chance. Their new boss, Dorothy, is kind and fair, but it's clear she has a secret of her own. Their crew is completed by Tolly, searching for a new vocation now that her dream job has been snatched away. The work is hard, but the girls forge close friendships that will see them through the darkest times.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Girls from the Local

    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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    Gosport, Hampshire, 1943, and even in the middle of war the local pub provides a warm welcome, thanks to its trio of barmaids. Ruby has been living and working at the Point of No Return pub since her parents were killed by a bomb. She loves the bustle of the pub; it helps take her mind off worrying about her fiance, Joe, away fighting in France.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Ferry Girls

    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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    Vee Smith is 22 when she starts work on Gosport's ferries, taking a job left vacant by the men gone off to war. She soon makes friends with the other women workers, and together they enjoy nights out dancing in Gosport. Vee even feels herself falling for Sam, the skipper of the ferry and her unhappily married boss. But Vee has a secret: her real name is Violetta Schmidt, and she is half German. If her true nationality is discovered, she and her mother could find themselves interned as enemy aliens.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Gunpowder and Glory Girls

    • The Bomb Girls, Book 4
    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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    The war is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her daughter has moved away, and a lot of her friends have left Gosport, too. Then an act of kindness towards Goldie, a homeless teenager, provides Gladys with a new friend and lodger.

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    • The Factory Girls

    • The Bomb Girls 3
    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's1944, after D-day. Doodlebugs are the latest threat to war-battered Southern England. Local crook Samuel Golden is still finding ways to exploit people's hardship for his own gain. Heroine Em, whom we first met in The Munitions Girls, finds herself caught up in one such scheme while having to deal with her daughter's unexpected pregnancy.

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    • Multiple POV switch made me lose interest

    • By Serene Night on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Canary Girls

    • The Bomb Girls, Book 2
    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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    In love and war, who can you trust? Hampshire, 1944. Her face still bearing the scars from the explosion at the factory, Rita Brown is nonetheless back on her feet. She's caught the eye of local wide boy Blackie Bristow, who's sweeping her around the country in a life of shady glamour. But there's a war on, and life is not all fun and games. Some of the local men are taking advantage of the topsy-turvy world to break more than just hearts, and standing up to them comes with its own costs.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Munitions Girls

    • The Bomb Girls, Book 1
    • By: Rosie Archer
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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    1943, Hampshire. Pixie Saunders is 19 and employed in the local armaments factory. Not for the first time, her mother has run off with a dodgy-looking bloke, leaving Pixie to pay the rent and fend for herself. Pixie, along with her best friend, Rita; Em, the factory overseer; and the rest of the girls are making the most of the war while trying to stay alive. The work is dangerous and the hours long, but in the evenings they take off their overalls and go to the pub or, better still, go dancing.

    Regular price: $17.55