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Dark Days for the Tobacco Girls
Nothing will stop the The Tobacco Girls, not even war…
The Tobacco Girls cling together as they realise that the clouds of war are turning dark, the world is becoming more dangerous and their lives more unpredictable.
Bridget Milligan’s big, happy family fragments when her siblings are evacuated to North Devon, then a letter from America further fills her with dismay.
Maisie Miles safe haven from both Eddie Bridgeman and her father is jeopardised and she is forced to move on, but where too this time?
Phyllis Mason is struck down by tragedy and her life spirals downwards into despair until a new horizons beckons, but also perhaps great danger…
Regardless of the rationing, shortages and an ever-worsening situation, The Tobacco Girls all pull together and hope for better days to come.
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Lizzie Lane is the author of over 50 books, a number of which have been bestsellers. She was born and bred in Bristol where many of her family worked in the cigarette and cigar factories. This has inspired her new saga series for Boldwood The Tobacco Girls, the first part of which will be published in January 2021.
This series is about three girls who are friends during the beginning of WWII. This group of young women all work together at a tobacco plant in England. Their job is to sort the tobacco and get it ready for processing. These young women have become great friends, but they are vulnerable. Girls who worked in the tobacco factories were considered a lower class than some.
One of the girls named Phyllis had recently married a respectable man when she found herself pregnant out of wedlock. Her new husband goes off to war and she is stuck living with his suffocating mother-in-law. When she loses the baby, the mother-in-law becomes even more intolerable. Phyllis realizes that she needs to leave after she finds out that her husband is missing in action and presumed dead.
The other girls, Maisie and Bridgett, round out the trio and have their own problems. Bridget is in love with a young American, who visited England, but has moved back home. The story tells much about their love lives and work lives. The book delves into the lives of many in the lower classes in Britian as the bombing raids begin to destroy the city of Bristol. Between family troubles and finding food to eat, the girls are having dark days. The book is rated PG13 for sexual content.
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