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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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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The Teashop Girls

A heartwarming story of wartime friendship and love, by the bestselling author of The Woolworths Girls

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509892567

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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. 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? Praise for Elaine Everest 'Heartwarming . . . a must read' - Woman's Own 'A warm, tender tale of friendship and love' - Milly Johnson 'A lovely read' - Bella
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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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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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A Gift from Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781509892525

Category:

Page: 400

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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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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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