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The Allotment Girls

Narrated by: Helen Lloyd
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. 

Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign, Annie persuades the owners to start Bryant & May allotment in the factory grounds. With plenty of sweat and toil, the girls eventually carve out a corner of the yard into a green plot full of life and colour. 

In the darkest of times, the girls find their allotment a tranquil, happy escape. Using pierced dustbin lids to sieve through the shrapnel and debris, they bring about a powerful change, not just in the factory but in their own lives. 

As the war rages on, the garden becomes a place of community, friendship - and deceit. As the garden thrives and grows, so do the girls' secrets....

©2018 Kate Thompson (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • T. h
  • Nottingham,England
  • 02-09-18

Brilliant

As with all Kate’s books I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this book. Well written, and narrated I felt as if I were there at some moments as the description was so vivid

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Exciting story

Story about women working in the match factory during the war.
I found this book exciting,dramatic and sad but couldn’t stop listening. Recommend

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