The Woolworths Girls:

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743549458

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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BOOK 1 IN THE WOOLWORTHS SERIES 1939. On her first day at Woolworths, Sarah Caselton meets glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different but they soon form a tight-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Sarah falls into the warmth and rhythm of her new job, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with the young assistant manager, Alan. But history waits for no one, and with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths soon realize they may not have the luxury of a carefree youth or the time to fall in love . . . The Woolworths Girls is a heart-warming tale of friendship, family and hope in the face of war. PRAISE FOR THE WOOLWORTHS GIRLS "Heartwarming ... a must-read." Woman's Own "A lovely read." Bella
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Christmas at Woolworths:

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760557714

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 8949

BOOK 2 IN THE WOOLWORTH SERIES 1942. All across Britain, people's lives have been altered by the war, and for the girls of Woolworths it's no different. Sarah, Maisie and Freda, brought together by their jobs, now cling to the shop as a refuge. But outside of Woolies, they live in fear of what each day will bring. Alan, Sarah's husband, will soon be called up once more as a member of the Air Force, while Freda's dear brother is in the Navy and fighting his war at sea. Maisie, meanwhile, longs for a child and a settled family life but is determined to do her bit for the war effort. As the year draws to a close, the girls must rely on their friendship more than ever before to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . Christmas at Woolworths is the heartfelt sequel to Elaine Everest's bestselling debut The Woolworths Girls.
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Wartime at Woolworths:

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760780332

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9435

BOOK 3 IN THE WOOLWORTHS SERIES The Woolworths girls have come a long way together . . . Fun loving Maisie, is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband, their baby daughter leads her to think of the family she left behind . . . With the war now into its fourth year, what will she find when she sets about searching for them? Sarah and her husband, Alan, are blissfully happy and long for a sibling for their daughter. But dark days lay ahead for this close family. Freda heads home to Birmingham, to go in search of her family, back to the life she fled - far from the safety of Woolworths and her new friends. With families' separated by war, will the Woolworths girls be able to pull together? Wartime at Woolworths is the third moving installment in the much-loved Woolworths series by Elaine Everest.
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The Butlins Girls

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144729551X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9601

A warm and comforting read, set against the nation's favourite holiday camp, from bestselling author of The Woolworths Girls 'Molly Missons gazed around in awe. So this was Butlin's. Whitewashed buildings, bordered by rhododendrons, gave a cheerful feeling to a world still recovering from six years of war. The Skegness holiday camp covered a vast area, much larger than Molly expected to see.' Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family have darkened her door - attempting to steal her home and livelihood... After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlin's Aunty. When she receives news that she has got the job, she immediately leaves her small home town - in search of a new life in Skegness. Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum. But the biggest shock is discovering that star of the silver screen, Johnny Johnson, is working at Butlin's as head of the entertainment team. Johnny takes an instant liking to Molly and she begins to shed the shackles of her recent traumas. Will Johnny be just the distraction Molly needs - or is he too good be to be true?
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A Gift from Woolworths:

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760783536

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7931

Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family. Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband’s return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons. Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead – or does it? A Gift from Woolworths is the next installment in Elaine Everest's much-loved Woolworths series.
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The Girls from See Saw Lane

Author: SANDY. TAYLOR

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780349132532

Category:

Page: 352

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Dottie and Mary forged a friendship over a bag of penny sweets when they were eight years old. They've shared everything together since then - the highs and lows of school, family dramas, hopes and dreams and now, at seventeen, they're both shop girls, working at Woolworths. As they go out in the world in pursuit of love and happiness, the simplicity of their childhood dissolves as life becomes more complicated. The heady excitement of first love will consume them both, but the pain of unintentional betrayal will test their friendship in ways neither of them could ever imagine... A charming, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting novel which brings a bygone era vividly to life. Fans of Nadine Dorries, Mary Gibson and Pam Weaver will love The Girls from See Saw Lane.
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Supermarket Monsters

The Price of Coles and Woolworths' Dominance

Author: Malcolm Knox

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957308

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 672

Down, down . . . In hardware, petrol, general merchandise and liquor, and above all in groceries, Coles and Woolworths jointly rule Australia’s retail landscape. On average, every man, woman and child in this country spends $100 a week across their many outlets. What does such dominance mean for suppliers? And is it good for consumers? In Supermarket Monsters, journalist and author Malcolm Knox shines a light on Australia’s twin mega-retailers, exploring how they have built and exploited their market power. Knox reveals the unavoidable and often intimidating tactics both companies use to get their way. In return for cheap milk and bread, he argues, we as consumers are risking much more: quality, diversity and community.
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Land Girls

Author: Angela Huth

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1780332475

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6537

With the country's men at war, it falls to the land girls to pitch in and do their bit... Stella arrives at Hallows Farm in her Rayon stockings, having just waved goodbye to the love of life - naval officer Philip. Agatha has just graduated from Cambridge; life on the Farm is certainly going to offer her a different kind of education. Prue, a hairdresser from Manchester, is used to painting the town red, not manual labour. Joe dreams of leaving the family farm and becoming a fighter pilot. But with the arrival of these three beautiful young women, there's enough to keep him busy on the farm for the time being... Work is hard and the effects of war start to take their toll on the three women. But as the bonds of friendship start to form and excitement builds as the RAF dance looms, maybe life in the countryside isn't so bad after all?
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Gracie's War

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Linford Romance

ISBN: 9781444824766

Category: Large type books

Page: 288

View: 9744

Britain is at war - but young Gracie Sayers and her best friend Peggy are determined they will still have fun, enjoying cinema trips and dances with Peggy's young man Colin and her cousin Joe. However, there is something shifty about Joe, and Gracie finds she much prefers Colin's friend, the kind and decent Tony. Then, one night, a terrible event changes everything. Now Tony is away at war - and Gracie is carrying the wrong man's child...
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Sunday Girl

Author: Pip Drysdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925685824

Category:

Page: N.A

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Girls on Fire

A Girl's Guide to the Braai

Author: Camilla Comins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928247067

Category: Barbecuing

Page: 156

View: 1758

Award-winning country chef Camilla Comins learned much of her craft producing gourmet meals on a bed of coals as a young cook in Botswana. She cooked three square meals a day for foreign safari guests, offering everything from frittatas to Chelsea buns without so much as a stove to cook on, let alone an oven. In these pages you will find her tips on how to light and maintain a braai fire in the most common types of braai. She also looks beyond the chop and the wors to more delicate, well-crafted, and healthy options from the fire. Understanding that girls like to get all the work done in time so they can clean up and put on some lipstick before the guests arrive, these recipes are designed so that most of the work is done ahead of time; all you have to do is put the last bits on the fire when guests come. Comins is keenly aware of the need to feed kids and keep them happy at the braai, so there's a whole section on ideas for feeding them and even letting them help. She also tackles the typically bland braai setting where guys hang around in shorts gripping a pair of tongs, and dresses things up with a bit of bunting and some feminine touches.
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The Telephone Girls

Author: Jenny Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542324

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5633

1936. George Street, West Yorkshire, houses a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls works the complicated electrical switchboards. Among them are Cynthia, Norma and Millicent, who relish the busy, efficient atmosphere and the independence and friendship their jobs have given them. But when Millicent connects a telephone call for an old friend, and listens in to the conversation - breaking one of the telephonists' main rules - she, and then Norma and Cynthia too, become caught up in a story of scandal, corruption and murder. Soon, the jobs of all three girls are on the line. Norma’s romance is in ruins. And Millicent has entered a world of vice . . . In tough times, the telephone girls will need to call on their friends more than ever. A wonderful story of camaraderie, friendship and triumph over adversity that fans of Daisy Styles, Donna Douglas and Call the Midwife will adore.
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Gorgeous Girl

Author: Mary K. Pershall

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143789929

Category:

Page: 384

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'The only way to comprehend this tragic story of mine is to write it.' On the 10th of February 2017, there was a sentencing hearing for murder in the Victorian Supreme Court. The young woman in the dock, who sat quietly with her hands in her lap, had perfect skin and light-brown hair tied back as neatly as a private school prefect's. When the judge asked her to confirm her plea, the young woman answered in a clear and polite voice. 'Guilty, your Honour.' That killer is Mary K. Pershall's beloved daughter Anna. She is twenty-eight years old, tall and beautiful, with an effervescent wit and a university degree in psychology. She also hears the voices of demons. After Anna finished uni, she just could not meet the demands of adulthood, and the voices became overwhelming. She attempted to silence them with alcohol and weed, with the abuse of her prescribed medication, and with ice. But the evil howling would not stop. Award-winning author Mary K. Pershall brings a unique and insightful perspective to a story that is at once devastating and uplifting, and proves that a mother's love - even in its darkest hour - can shed light and provide hope to families in crisis.
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Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women

Author: Author name TBC,Penguin Random House Australia

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143789422

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 8071

Let's give a shout-out to 50 awesome Australian women with these easy-to-read biographies of their incredible achievements. From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Cate Blanchett to Olivia Newton-John, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists, and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia's past and present. Brought to life by colorful illustrations from female artists, Shout Out to the Girls is the ultimate inspirational read for young and old.
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The Code Girls

Author: Daisy Styles

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405924368

Category:

Page: 464

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*PREORDER DAISY'S NEXT BOOK, THE BOMB GIRLS SECRETS, NOW* **A heart-warming and inspiring story of incredible women on the home-front during World War II from the author of The Bomb Girls** Can four girls protect a whole country? It's 1941 and the country has been turned upside down. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means being pushed unceremoniously upstairs while their grand home is taken over by the Army. But for newcomers Ava and Maudie this is a chance to get something more from life. They are at Walsingham Hall to become code girls and break German encryptions. So being sent downstairs to work in the kitchens isn't exactly what they had in mind. But they do their duty, make new friends and soon even romance looks to be on the horizon. Though life is tough, it has never been more exciting. Meanwhile, upstairs, Lord Walsingham is hiding something. And Maudie and the girls realize that the safety of their country might actually be in their hands after all . . . *PREORDER THE BOMB GIRLS SECRETS NOW* Praise for The Code Girls Feisty young women, a country house in wartime and a scheming aristocrat - all ingredients for a cracking story with truly endearing characters - Annie Murray, bestselling author of, Now The War Is Over Praise for Daisy Styles 'A great read that I think will appeal to fans of wartime sagas and authors like Donna Douglas . . . From dances to disasters, encounters with handsome Yanks, rationing and relationships, The Bomb Girls has all the ingredients of an excellent wartime drama and I thoroughly enjoyed it!' Onemorepage.com 'The story is full of drama, love, heartbreak, friendship and in some part some comedy . . . It's full of twist and turns and is a real page turner' Laurahbookblog Here's what the early readers are saying . . . 'Loved, loved, loved it! ... Cannot wait to read more by this author' 'This story tells the story of four very different young girls and how they come together to help the war effect in their own way . . . would highly recommend to others' 'A beautifully written book ... An excellent read, from the relationships, the cooking, the love interests and the way war affected everyone's lives. A must read!' 'This book had me gripped from the first page and I had it read in one sitting' 'I really loved these characters, they were feisty and believable. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who enjoys wartime stories. This is one of the best' 'I really enjoyed Daisy Styles The Bomb Girls so was overjoyed to find she had written another set in the same era ... a really good story with interesting likable characters' 'The storyline was exciting, the characters so interesting and the era well descripted. I would definitely recommend this book' 'Fab book!' 'Fantastic ... This was full of twists, turns, ups and downs; a real rollercoaster. Loved the plot and loved all the characters. Highly recommended' 'I absolutely love these type of books and this one certainly was a great read.. Actually no it wasn't just great it was fantastic'
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War Brides

Author: Helen Bryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750529525

Category: Great Britain

Page: 489

View: 5188

In 1939 the lives of five women are about to collide in the sleepy little village of Crowmarsh Priors.Evangeline has eloped from New Orleans with a naval captain, Alice is resigned to life as the parish spinster, Elsie is evacuated from the East End to be a maid for Lady Marchmont, Tanni has fled from Vienna with her newborn son, and high-spirited Frances is to see out the war with her godmother. Together these five women face hardship, passion and danger, and form a bond that sees them through their darkest hours, and lasts for the rest of their lives.
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10 Thing Girls Needs Most

Author: Steve Biddulph

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925048841

Category: Child rearing

Page: 208

View: 8414

10 Things Girls Need Most is a dual gift. It provides the very best information we have about girls growing up today, alongside interactive tasks and self-exploration practices that will help you put this knowledge into practice. These interactive tasks are simple questions to get you thinking about your own life, your family and, of course, your daughter. This book grew out of years of online discussions with parents increasingly concerned about the health issues their daughters were facing, such as: * feeling inadequate * suffering long periods of deep unhappiness * embarrassment about their developing bodies and appearance * friendship struggles * feeling alone in their struggles * insecurity about their sexuality. This is a whole new book on the life of girls and a reflection of the issues that parents want to explore in more depth. This information will help your daughter develop the necessary emotional strength and mental skills to keep her healthy throughout her entire life.
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East End Angels

Author: Rosie Hendry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751566802

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Meet The East End Angels, the newest members of Station Seventy-Five's ambulance crew Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five but her parents are less than happy. She has managed to avoid their pleas to join the WRENS so far but when a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced to leave the place she loved when she lost it all and it's taken her a while to find somewhere else to call home. She's finally starting to build a new life but when the air raids begin, it seems she may have to start over once again. East-Ender Frankie's sense of loyalty keeps her tied to home so it's not easy for her to stay focused at work. With her head and heart pulling in different directions, will she find the strength to come through for her friends when they need her the most? Brought together at LAAS Station Seventy-Five in London's East End during 1940, these three very different women soon realise that they'll need each other if they're to get through the days ahead. But can the ties of friendship, love and family all remain unbroken?
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Shopgirls

The True Story of Life Behind the Counter

Author: Pamela Cox,Annabel Hobley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505887

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3525

‘[Go] behind the glamorous shop fronts and the glitzy shop floors of Britain’s department stores... Here the hidden history is revealed.’ Saga Magazine Meet the shopgirls and hear their incredible true stories of life behind the counter. In this lively and colourful history, we join shopgirl Chili Bouchier on her journey from the small ladies’ department at Harrods to star of the silver screen, and experience the raw courage of John Lewis’ Miss Austin during the Blitz in the West End. We follow Margaret Bondfield as she goes undercover, fiercely championing the rights of her fellow shopgirls; and stand alongside the impoverished interwar chain store assistants who stole stockings to supplement their meagre wages. And we celebrate with the art school entrepreneurs who kick-started the boutique movement of the swinging ’60s and made the shop floor their own. Here, these wonderful tales of friendship, hardship and triumph are revealed as never before. For fans of nostalgic history and memoir, including Call the Midwife; Mollie Moran's Aprons and Silver Spoons; and The Sugar Girls
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Girl on Pointe

Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World

Author: Chloe Lukasiak

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526600668

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 9340

Chloe Lukasiak believes that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues – but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favourite on the US hit reality television show Dance Moms to her current life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realising your passions. This full-colour, heavily designed book, featuring never-before-seen photos, inspirational quotes, and Chloe's own doodles and poetry offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to pursue their dreams and be true to their selves.
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