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Hattie finds herself relegated to the factory floor on her return from the war. Her workmates are unforgiving at Hattie's attempt to raise herself up, and she is soon ostracised. After journeying to Australia to marry her husband, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child alone.

Lou's daughter and parents are killed by a bomb blast. By day she works at the factory; by night she roams the bomb sites, half mad with grief. These women forge a bond that will ultimately allow them to find hope.

©2017 Mary Gibson (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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"This wonderfully descriptive book is a must-read." ( OK Magazine)

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Hattie’s Home

Excellent read, got to be my favourite of Mary Gibson books so far
Loved each the every character and storyline had me captured from start to finish
It was wonderfully narrated by Anne Dover
Who always manages to bring each character to life.
Would loved to hear more about Hattie and her friends

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Heartwarming

I felt that I was in the story myself.
I loved all the characters except the Harpers, especially Lennie. Ronnie stole my heart. I wanted to get to the end to find out what happens but hated it when I did!
I would highly recommend this book.

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A great book

I found it difficult to get into this book, but I loved it by the end

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Great book!

Wonderful story. Very gripping throughout. The characters were expertly brought to life by the narrator and I was transported to the harsh life for many folk during the post war years. I highly recommend this book.

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lovely story

AnnDover is an amazing narrator, a lovely story,and I really enjoyed it from start to finish.

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loved it .

great story would make a good film . Excellent narrator . addictive listening . loved it

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Memorable

Great listen! Wonderful storyline with memorable characters! This shows the hardships & triumphs of ordinary people. Beautifully narrated!

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Brilliant

loved this book full of sad and happy emotions twists and turns. Very well read.

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Hattie’s Return home

When I started listening to this story I wasn’t sure that I was going to like it but as it continued I found it hard to stop listening. Life after the war was so difficult for many people. As usual, Anne Dover is a brilliant narrator and thank you Mary Gibson. I was so glad everything turned out well in the end and a sequel would be good to hear what happened next.

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a gentle and informative distraction

I had a great deal of time consuming but not terrible challenging work to do and this story was the perfect accompaniment! Absorbing story, goodcpace but with time enough to get to know and bond with the characters. If you liked Callxthe Midwife you'll enjoy this!