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Summary

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

Critic reviews

Praise for Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts: "A cracking tale full of warmth and history." ( Bella Magazine)
"A fabulous, fascinating read." (Vanessa Feltz)

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Excellent

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.

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The right mix

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.

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Excellent story with a superb narrater.

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.

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fabulously entertaining

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.

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WW2 Heartbreak and happiness

Story of life for 2 sisters and the A.T.S. girls during WW2.
Beautifully and emotionally narrated by Anne Dover this novel grips you from start to finish.
If you love WW2 romance you will love "Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys".
Highly recommended.

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interesting book

interesting. i have read a lot of historical novels based around war times but nothing that involved gunner girls. I didn't realise the dangers they experienced whilst trying to live their lives. good story ☺

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really enjoyed

I replay bits of the story over and over again. As I enjoyed the Gunner Girl and Fighter Boys, so much. Pick on a whim, ended up such a brilliant listening book.

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A story worth listening to

Anne Dover narrated this book perfectly! The listener got to know the characters easily. The story kept me and my husband entertained on many a long car journey. Beautifully written

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Gunner girls and fighter boys

So very good love the story the brisk story ever wish it was longer loved all of it 5 stars