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Gunner Girls And Fighter Boys
07 Jan 2016 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781781855973

A Bermondsey factory girl joins the fight against Hitler.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 448 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Jam and Roses
Jam and Roses
Also in The Factory Girls series
Gunner Girls And Fighter BoysThe Factory Girls, 3by Mary Gibson

An incredible story of ordinary women living extraordinary lives, from the bestselling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts.

London, 1939.

As the Blitz hits London, two sisters from Bermondsey find their lives changed beyond all recognition.

May is known to her family as the homing pigeon because of her uncanny sense of direction. She will need it when a bombing raid destroys nearly everything she holds dear. With her home in ruins, she joins the ATS and becomes a gunner girl. Here she finds dangerous work, new friends and rivals – and painful choices in love.

May's elder sister, Peggy, is trapped in a stifling marriage to a small-time crook. Amid the chaos of war, a route to freedom suddenly beckons and, along with it, new and passionate love. From the melting pot of war will come hardship and tragedy, as well as new, unexpected friendships and love affairs.


'I learned so much, as the history of the Second World War was brought alive through vivid writing and wonderful storytelling. From the bomb sites of London to the countryside of Surrey, to the Middle East this is one book which will take you on a journey like no other book ever written' Petra, Amazon reviewer.

'A poignant saga of an East End of London family; their lives, loves, and losses during World War 2' Barbara Bee, Amazon reviewer.

'She makes Blitz time Bermondsey come to life' Abbie Scanlon, Amazon reviewer.

'Transported me back in time with a truly wonderful story. Lots of twists and turns and I absolutely loved the way it captures all the spirit and nostalgia from those times. Love love loved it!' Jojo's, Amazon reviewer.

'Gripping to the end. Wartime heartbreak, sadness, short lived happiness and love, you can taste the debris of war and share the odd moments of emotions' Sue Thornton, Amazon reviewer.

Mary Gibson was born and brought up in Bermondsey, south east London, where both her grandmother and mother were factory girls. She is the author of the bestselling Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, which was selected for World Book Night 2015, and five other novels, Jam and Roses, Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys, Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams, Hattie's Home and A Sister's Struggle. @MaryGibsonBooks

From the author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, which sold over 30,000 copies.

Based on stories from the author's own family.

'There's hope and laughter in this lovely, absorbing book' My Weekly

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