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The war is drawing to a close, but the munitions girls are still hard at work in the factory. Gladys, who's been promoted to overseer, has been feeling lonely lately. Her daughter has moved away, and a lot of her friends have left Gosport, too.

Then an act of kindness towards Goldie, a homeless teenager, provides Gladys with a new friend and lodger. But Goldie has run away from her dangerous family - a group of local gangsters and black-market smugglers, including a particular thug, a pimp, who is determined to make the girl his. Can Gladys keep both of them safe while dealing with her own unexpected pregnancy?

©2016 Rosie Archer (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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Ok

Have listened to all of these despite awful reader, such a shame they changed reader after first book, just about listenable, but kind of ruined it.simple story, just ok

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Heart rending

What a heart rending story of what people went through during the Second World War and the devastation caused by the blitz.

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Took me a while to get into .....

Having read/listened to the previous 3 books in the series I was disappointed that this book didn’t start where book 3 finished. In book 3 the story ended at Christmas 1944 but this book began at August 1944 and the beginning of the story was different to the one that book 3 ended. Must say though by this book the narrator (whom I didn’t enjoy listening to) got better than in previous books. Overall though I quite enjoyed the story but it did take me some time to actually get into it.

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Absolutely brilliant

I really have loved all the four books in this series. The narrator was good as well.

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Very easy to listen to. The story is good and the audio simply enhances it.

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A very interesting story about lives of ordinary p

A very interesting story about ordinary friendships that change during war time and how they became more like families