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The Munitions Girls by Rosie Archer
  

The Munitions Girls

Part of the The Bomb Girls Series
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A Glasgow-based, wartime saga about the importance of friendship. Three girls work in the munitions factory and help each other in their different ways. Of course when the factory blows up the explosion is huge and for anyone to escape with their lives is a miracle. We have the American forces nearby too and the obvious attraction of these young men. But this is wartime and most people do care and watch out for their neighbours.

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The Munitions Girls by Rosie Archer

1943, Gosport, 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. Pixie meets American serviceman Cal and falls in love. But then Cal rejoins his ship. When Pixie falls pregnant, her life changes dramatically. Alone and unable to work, she has to rely on the kindness of friends to help her survive. Happiness seems like a thing of the past. Little does she know that there are plenty of surprises waiting for her - good ones at that. Love may be closer than she thinks.

About the Author

Rosie Archer was born in Gosport, Hampshire, where she still lives. She has had a variety of jobs including waitress, fruit picker, barmaid, shop assistant and market trader selling second-hand books. Rosie has had many short stories published in women's magazines.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th February 2015

Author

Rosie Archer

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Historical Fiction
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Second World War fiction
Sagas

ISBN

9781848664944

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