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Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)

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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

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

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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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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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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

Anne Dover is the best narrator on Audible. She makes you feel like your in the book. There was plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you on your toes.With well fleshed out characters that you care about, the book gives you a real sense of how hard day to day living during the war was.

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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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Lovely

Love Mary Gibson books, and this one was no exception. Ann Dover reads them so well, and with expression. Can’t wait to download another.

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Loved it!

Emotional beautiful courageous story. Beautifully read by Anne Dover who always brings every character to life.

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Enjoyed

I really like Anne Dover as a narrator. She brings the whole story to life and is very suited to the war time stories. I enjoyed this book, it's got a nice pace and is easy to listen to.

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Enjoyable listen

This is the first time I have listened to Mary Gibson will definitely be looking for more titles by her

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Omg amazing

A story of an estranged family during the war. Had me gripped all the way through. Anne Dover is an amazing narrator and makes the story come to life. Definitely Recommended