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Summary

A delicious and heartwarming novel featuring the girls working at the nation’s favourite wrapped chocolate factory.

At 16 years old, Irene ‘Reenie’ Calder is leaving school with little in the way of qualifications. She is delighted to land a seasonal job at Mackintosh’s Quality Street factory. Reenie feels like a kid let loose in a sweet shop, but trouble seems to follow her around, and it isn’t long before she falls foul of the strict rules. 

Diana Moore runs the Toffee Penny line and has worked hard to secure her position. Beautiful and smart, the other girls in the factory are in awe of her, but Diana has a dark secret which, if exposed, could cost her not only her job at the factory but her reputation as well.

When a terrible accident puts supply of Quality Street at risk, Reenie has a chance to prove herself. The shops are full of Quality Street lovers who have saved up all year for their must-have Christmas treat. Reenie and Diana know that everything rests on them if they are to give everyone a Christmas to remember.

©2018 Penny Thorpe (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This novel will give you a craving for toffee pennies." (Sunday Express)

"A lovely nostalgic [listen]." (My Weekly)

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SUPERB

Superb listen couldn't stop listening till the end roll on the next one. Thank You Author Penny Thorpe.

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Quality Street Girls

very enjoyable listen. great for just relaxing too, on a cold and wet after noon

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I did enjoy but predictable

I did enjoy but predictable sorry!
I love this era and have read similar before.

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Slow to start but became very interesting as it we

The part I liked the most was the court room when Diana wanted to speak to the judge in private then when her child was adopted and she could spend every Sunday with her

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I found this book very slow to get going and the story very predictable. Overall disappointing

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A quality read

A great story with likeable characters and some amusing scenarios. A happy ending too which is always a bonus.





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appallingly dreadful the narrator's voice poor

The narrator's voice is monotone the book is so bad I can't read anymore. It lacks backbone and a gripping story line. I can't read anymore I can't complete the first chapter, too boring

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