As London goes up in flames during the Blitz, two sisters from Bermondsey find their lives changed out of all recognition....
When a bombing raid destroys nearly everything she holds dear, May joins the ATS and becomes a gunner girl. Peggy, May's elder sister, is trapped in a stifling marriage, yet amid the chaos of war, a route to freedom beckons. From war will come hardship and tragedy as well as new, unexpected friendships and love affairs.
©2016 Mary Gibson (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
Praise for Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts: "A cracking tale full of warmth and history." (Bella Magazine)
"A fabulous, fascinating read." (Vanessa Feltz)
I have listened to a few of Mary Gibson books, She has become one of my favourite authors, can't wait to start another, she seems to get the history as well as a great story, you can't fail but to enjoy.
Once I got into this book I found I didn't want it to end, warm characters, brought to life by Anne's reading. Good mix of factual info about the Ats roles, the training & positions the girls took, combined with real likeable main characters. Favourites May, and Granny Byron, and favourite description - the fairy ring.
It would've been nice to have a sequel.
This story gave me a wonderful and interesting insight to experiences of the war days and how people coped with various situations. A history lesson with a difference that I shall never forget. 5 star all round.
I am a Film Making Teddy Bear Collecting Eccentric with a loving husband and a great sense of humour.
This book is so well written even when you think you can guess what going to happen it has twists and twirls and keeps your interest throughout.
So very good love the story the brisk story ever wish it was longer loved all of it 5 stars
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