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    • ISBN:9780751570830
    • Publication date:25 Oct 2018

The Tilbury Poppies

By Sue Wilsher

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An uplifting, moving new saga from the talented Sue Wilsher set in Essex in during the First World War

Essex, 1916

Lily is a housemaid up at St Clere's Hall. But times are changing with the outbreak of war. With a husband bent on signing up for the trenches and a lecherous master of the house, Lily is forced to leave.
Doing her bit for the war effort - and bringing in more money for the family - Lily goes to work in a factory making explosives to send to the trenches. It's a hard job. The munitionettes must face terrible working conditions, the constant danger of accidents and air strikes and a patronising, self-serving boss. And then someone she never wanted to see there arrives. Lady Charlotte, the pampered daughter of the Hall, joins the factory as a supervisor...

Lily and Charlotte have choices they never had before - but in the shadow of the Great War, can the factory girls work together for a better future?

Biographical Notes

Sue Wilsher grew up in South Essex near a shoe factory and the Thames estuary. The shoe company housed its workers, including Sue's grandparents and mother. Sue based her debut novel, When My Ship Comes In, on the history of the area. She now lives in Kent with her husband and two children.

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  • ISBN: 9780751570847
  • Publication date: 25 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 400
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