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A Store at War

by Joanna Toye

Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction

A Store at War Synopsis

Even in wartime the customer comes first at Marlow's department store. It's 1941 and young Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow's, whose gleaming facade has fascinated her since childhood. As the air raid sirens blare, Lily learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss Miss Frobisher alongside shy fellow junior Gladys. But her burgeoning friendship with young salesman Jim draws her into a swirl of secrets within the store. And with the war progressing to crisis point, Cedric Marlow and his staff must battle nightly bombings and the absence of loved ones to keep going. From a former writer of The Archers comes a novel that weaves together a powerful sense of community and a vivid evocation of a time when every man, woman and child was doing their bit.

A Store at War Press Reviews

'Jo writes with a sure hand and a light touch...It's a real page-turner with a spirited heroine who will worm her way into readers' hearts. A sparkling new voice in fiction.' Veronica Henry

`Cheerful and uplifting...I enjoyed it immensely' Katie Fforde

`Highly recommended - an engrossing story with a charmingly forthright heroine' Anna Jacobs

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ISBN: 9780008298234
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008298234
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Joanna Toye
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Sagas, Historical fiction,

About Joanna Toye

Joanna Toye joined the production team of The Archers after reading English at Cambridge University, and became a scriptwriter for the programme for over twenty years. She has also written a number of spin-off books about the long-running radio drama. On television she has written for Crossroads, Family Affairs, Doctors and EastEnders. A Store at War is her first novel.

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