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The Butlins Girls

Author : Elaine Everest
ISBN : 9781447295518
Genre : Fiction
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A warm and comforting read, set against the nation's favourite holiday camp, from bestselling author of The Woolworths Girls 'Molly Missons gazed around in awe. So this was Butlin's. Whitewashed buildings, bordered by rhododendrons, gave a cheerful feeling to a world still recovering from six years of war. The Skegness holiday camp covered a vast area, much larger than Molly expected to see.' Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family have darkened her door - attempting to steal her home and livelihood... After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlin's Aunty. When she receives news that she has got the job, she immediately leaves her small home town - in search of a new life in Skegness. Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum. But the biggest shock is discovering that star of the silver screen, Johnny Johnson, is working at Butlin's as head of the entertainment team. Johnny takes an instant liking to Molly and she begins to shed the shackles of her recent traumas. Will Johnny be just the distraction Molly needs - or is he too good be to be true?

The Woolworths Girls

Author : Elaine Everest
ISBN : 9781743549452
Genre : Fiction
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BOOK 1 IN THE WOOLWORTHS SERIES 1939. On her first day at Woolworths, Sarah Caselton meets glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different but they soon form a tight-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Sarah falls into the warmth and rhythm of her new job, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with the young assistant manager, Alan. But history waits for no one, and with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths soon realize they may not have the luxury of a carefree youth or the time to fall in love . . . The Woolworths Girls is a heart-warming tale of friendship, family and hope in the face of war. PRAISE FOR THE WOOLWORTHS GIRLS "Heartwarming ... a must-read." Woman's Own "A lovely read." Bella

Christmas At Woolworths

Author : Elaine Everest
ISBN : 9781760557713
Genre : Fiction
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BOOK 2 IN THE WOOLWORTH SERIES 1942. All across Britain, people's lives have been altered by the war, and for the girls of Woolworths it's no different. Sarah, Maisie and Freda, brought together by their jobs, now cling to the shop as a refuge. But outside of Woolies, they live in fear of what each day will bring. Alan, Sarah's husband, will soon be called up once more as a member of the Air Force, while Freda's dear brother is in the Navy and fighting his war at sea. Maisie, meanwhile, longs for a child and a settled family life but is determined to do her bit for the war effort. As the year draws to a close, the girls must rely on their friendship more than ever before to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . Christmas at Woolworths is the heartfelt sequel to Elaine Everest's bestselling debut The Woolworths Girls.

Wartime At Woolworths

Author : Elaine Everest
ISBN : 9781509843688
Genre : Fiction
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The Woolworths girls have come a long way together . . . Fun loving Maisie, is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband, their baby daughter leads her to think of the family she left behind . . . With the war now into its fourth year, what will she find when she sets about searching for them? Sarah and her husband, Alan, are blissfully happy and long for a sibling for their daughter. But dark days lay ahead for this close family. Freda heads home to Birmingham, to go in search of her family, back to the life she fled – far from the safety of Woolworths and her new friends. With families’ separated by war, will the Woolworths girls be able to pull together? Wartime at Woolworths is the third moving installment in the much-loved Woolworths series by bestselling author Elaine Everest.

Carols At Woolworths

Author : Elaine Everest
ISBN : 9781509859177
Genre : Fiction
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Carols at Woolworths is a heartwarming novella, and is the prequel to Christmas at Woolworths, by bestselling author Elaine Everest Betty, Freda and Sarah are determined to make the Woolworths Christmas party as jolly as ever. After weeks of careful planning, the girls are confident that it will be an evening for everyone to forget about the troubles of the war outside. But the war is never far away and when an air raid looms, the girls must usher their guests to safety and find a way to take their Christmas cheer underground . . . Will it be a merry Christmas after all for the girls of Woolworths?

Secrets Of The Shipyard Girls

Author : Nancy Revell
ISBN : 9781473536760
Genre : Fiction
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THE THIRD SHIPYARD GIRLS NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NANCY REVELL. 'the author is one to watch' Sun 'A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one.' The Northern Echo 'I enjoyed The Shipyard Girls very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga' Lyn Andrews *********** Sunderland, 1941 As the world war continues the shipyard girls face hardships at home, but work and friendship give them strength to carry on. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope’s first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea, and with their future as a family so uncertain, Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to find out the truth and if he does, it could ruin her. And there is finally a glimmer of hope for Polly and her family when Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn’t long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: 'I have just finished The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga: well-drawn, believable, sympathetic characters, storylines which keep the reader turning the page and a very authentic background . . . The special bond that develops between the women makes it a very well rounded novel and will I’m sure have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.' Lyn Andrews 'I had read The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that I bought Nancy’s second book. Strong characters and an absorbing story-line. Can't wait to read her third novel.' Rosie Archer, author of The Gunpowder and Glory Girls 'The Shipyard Girls is just wonderful. Heartfelt, pacy and gutsy, I adore it already and will no doubt be devouring the rest of the series with just as much enthusiasm.' Fiona Ford, author The Spark Girl 'A real insight into how it was for these women in a Sunderland major ship building yard ... The foundation book of a series. Which I shall be reading as each one is written. Loved it.'

Wish You Were Here

Author : Lynn Russell
ISBN : 0750540540
Genre : Camp sites, facilities, etc
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When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, this book follows the lives of five of the camps' key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth.

The Nation S Host

Author : Kathryn Ferry
ISBN : 024129181X
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In 1936, with the opening of his first holiday camp in Skegness, Billy Butlin laid the foundations for a new era in the history of the British seaside. Today, his legacy still lives on as Butlin's celebrates its 80th year as an iconic British institution. The Nation's Host charts the incredible inside story of Butlin's, from its origins in a British society still reeling from the economic downturn of the 1920s, to its heyday in the mid-twentieth century and the challenges posed by the arrival of overseas package holidays. Lavishly illustrated throughout with timeless images from the Butlin's archives, many of which have never been seen before, this is a unique insight into the history of a company long synonymous with the British seaside holiday.

The Girl At The Farmhouse Gate

Author : Julia Stoneham
ISBN : 9780749012885
Genre : Fiction
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Spring 1944 and Europe is in the grip of war. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the Devonshire countryside and a time of change as she recovers from her broken marriage, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the land girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sown, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women who surround her. The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate continues the story begun in the much-loved Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings.

Butlins In Its Prime Those Golden Years

Author : Rocky Mason
ISBN : 9781291448504
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