The Woolworths Girls

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447295498

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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Can romance blossom in times of trouble? It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different, but they immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan. But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love . . . Elaine Everest's The Woolworths Girls is followed by the festive sequel, Christmas at Woolworths.
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Christmas at Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509843663

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . With so much change, can their friendship survive the war? PRAISE FOR ELAINE EVEREST ‘A warm, tender tale of friendship and love’ Milly Johnson ‘Heartwarming . . . a must-read’ Woman’s Own 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: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150984368X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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 bestselling author Elaine Everest.
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The Butlins Girls

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144729551X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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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Zeiten voller Hoffnung

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Author: Lesley Pearse

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555844

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

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London, 1935: Durch einen Zufall lernen sich die beiden Mädchen Verity und Ruby kennen. Verity stammt aus gutem Hause, Ruby aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen, doch gerade wegen ihrer Unterschiede sind die beiden von der jeweils anderen sehr beeindruckt und freunden sich miteinander an. Trotz aller Widerstände schaffen sie es, ihre Freundschaft bis ins Erwachsenenalter zu bewahren, aber dann entzweit ein schreckliches Unglück die beiden Freundinnen. Werden sie je wieder zueinander finden?
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Diamond Girls

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789151194

Category:

Page: 271

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A Gift from Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509892532

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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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Carols at Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509859179

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Carols at Woolworths is a heartwarming novella, and is the prequel to Christmas at Woolworths, by bestselling author Elaine Everest Betty, Freda and Sarah are determined to make the Woolworths Christmas party as jolly as ever. After weeks of careful planning, the girls are confident that it will be an evening for everyone to forget about the troubles of the war outside. But the war is never far away and when an air raid looms, the girls must usher their guests to safety and find a way to take their Christmas cheer underground . . . Will it be a merry Christmas after all for the girls of Woolworths?
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F.W. Woolworth and the American Five and Dime

A Social History

Author: Jean Maddern Pitrone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786430249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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For more than a century, Woolworth's five and dime stores represented Americana, mirroring the country's growth, its good times and bad, its foibles and its fads. The chain was founded by Frank W. Woolworth, who in 1879 established two stores--one in Utica, New York, which failed and was closed down, and another in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which succeeded and marked the beginning of the legacy of the Woolworth's Five and Tens. This work is a full account of the chain, its rags-to-riches founder, Frank W. Woolworth, and his flamboyant and tragic descendants. It traces the important role that Woolworth stores played in the sit-down strikes of the 1930s, the lunch counter sit-ins that began in Greensboro, North Carolina, as part of the Civil Rights movement (which tainted Woolworth's as the Big Business enemy of the downtrodden), and the gradual disintegration of the five and tens during the 1980s and early 1990s. The dramatic story is enhanced with important photos featuring such events as the closing of a Woolworth's in Germany by Nazi soldiers and the Greensboro sit-in as well as archival photos from Woolworth's 40th, 50th, and 60th anniversary booklets.
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Der grüne See

Author: Maeve Binchy

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641466X

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 7978

Kit MacMahon ist ein glückliches junges Mädchen, das von seinen Eltern zärtlich geliebt wird. Doch eines Tages verschwindet Helen, Kits schöne Mutter, die im Dorf immer eine Außenseiterin war, spurlos. Ist sie im See ertrunken, jenem See, der sie immer wieder zu einsamen nächtlichen Spaziergängen verleitete? Oder gab es Gründe für sie, die Familie zu verlassen und der Stimme ihres Herzens zu folgen? Welches Geheimnis umgab die einsame Frau, von dem offenbar nur die kluge Einsiedlerin Schwester Madeleine etwas ahnte? Kit, ihr Vater und ihr Bruder Emmet müssen nun mit einem Leben ohne Mutter fertig werden. Kit ist fest entschlossen, den größten Wunsch ihrer Mutter zu erfüllen: Sie soll etwas aus ihrem Leben machen und ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand nehmen. Aber Kit erkennt, daß sich die Träume der Mütter nicht immer verwirklichen lassen.
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The Teashop Girls

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509892567

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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It is early 1940 and World War Two has already taken a hold on the country. Rose Neville works as a Lyon’s Teashop Nippy on the Kent coast alongside her childhood friends, the ambitious Lily and Katie, whose fiancé is about to be posted overseas in the navy. As war creates havoc in Europe, Rose relies on the close friendship of her friends and her family. When Capt. Benjamin Hargreaves enters the teashop one day, Rose is immediately drawn to him. But as Lyon’s forbids courting between staff and customers, she tries to put the handsome officer out of her mind. In increasingly dark and dangerous times, Rose fears there may not be time to waste. But is the dashing captain what he seems? The Teashop Girls is a warm and moving tale of friendship and love in wartime, by the bestselling author of the Woolworths series, Elaine Everest.
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Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big

The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

Author: Dana Frank

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608462463

Category: History

Page: 60

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"Frank does an excellent job of creating articulate arguments out of a complex blend of history, economics, and current events."—Library Journal Woolworth's was the Walmart of the 1930s. The women were exploited and sexually harassed. This is the exciting story of how they fought back against corporate exploitation and oppression.
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The Woolworths

Author: James Brough

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The story of Frank W., who held that thrift was the paramount virtue and his heirs with all thier extravagant exxentricities...
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5 and 10 Cent Girl

Author: John J. Riley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453556869

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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All die Jahre

Roman

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552063730

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6035

Nora Flynn ist 21, als sie mit ihrer jüngeren Schwester aus Irland nach Amerika auswandert, um ihrem Verlobten zu folgen und Theresa eine Ausbildung zu ermöglichen. Doch Theresa wird schwanger, und Nora trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Fünfzig Jahre später hat Nora vier erwachsene Kinder: John, Bridget, Brian und Patrick, ihren Ältesten, der Nora beständig Sorgen bereitet und trotzdem ihr Liebling ist. Theresa lebt als Nonne in einem Kloster, als Patricks Tod die Schwestern nach Jahrzehnten des Schweigens wieder zusammenführt – und sie zwingt, sich mit dem auseinanderzusetzen, was ihr Leben für immer verändert hat. Nach „Sommer in Maine“ ein neuer großer Familienroman von J. Courtney Sullivan.
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Gregs Tagebuch 13 - Eiskalt erwischt!

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732561666

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Greg ist sicher gelandet, doch der letzte Familienurlaub auf der Isla de Corales steckt ihm noch immer in den Knochen. Von exotischen Krabbeltieren und wackeligen Flugzeugen hat er erst mal die Nase voll. Trotzdem hat Greg keine Zeit zum Ausruhen, denn das nächste Abenteuer wartet schon - und mit ihm eine ganze Reihe neuer Katastrophen. Die Unglückszahl 13 lässt jedenfalls nichts Gutes vermuten für den armen Pechvogel Greg ...
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Three Strikes

Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

Author: Howard Zinn,Dana Frank,Robin D. G. Kelley

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 174

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Essays examine three events in American labor history, including the failed attempt made by movie house musicians to retain their jobs following the introduction of talking pictures.
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Poster Girl

Author: Beccy Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733632734

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4175

Beccy Cole's inspirational memoir from the heart of Australian country music. Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country singer-songwriters in Australia today. This is the story of her life - in her own words. At fourteen, Beccy was performing in her mother's group, Wild Oats. By her late teens, Beccy had teamed up with the Dead Ringer Band - Kasey Chambers' family band - and had attracted the attention of the country music world by winning the Star Maker quest: the same award that started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell and Gina Jeffreys. It was just the first of many awards and accolades for this multitalented woman with a big heart. With refreshing candour, Beccy shares her story: leaving everything she knew to pursue her dream, making a name for herself with her own band; her marriage and motherhood; her subsequent divorce, becoming a single mother and maintaining the nurturing love of family. Performing for the Australian troops in Afghanistan. Coming out, and what it has meant for her and her fans. Taking control of her own life - and finding love. Heartfelt and honest, Poster Girl is the inspirational memoir of a strong woman who epitomises the authentic spirit of country music, and of Australia.
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