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Winner of the RNA Romantic Saga Award 2021

An inspiring and uplifting tale of women on the home front. For fans of Annie Groves and Nancy Revell.

On the ground, the crowd of men stood with their mouths agape, watching the wings soar into the air, the tail kept impressively steady and the small plane with a woman at the controls disappearing into the May sunshine.

It’s 1942 and Bobby Hollis has joined the Air Transport Auxiliary in a team known as the ‘glamour girls’ – amazing women who pilot aircraft all around the country.

Bobby always wanted to escape life on the family farm and the ATA seemed like the perfect opportunity for her. But there’s always something standing in her way. Like a demanding father, who wants to marry her off to a rich man. And the family secrets that threaten to engulf everything.

As Bobby navigates her way through life, and love, she has to learn that controlling a huge, four-engined bomber might just be easier than controlling her own life . . .

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Praise for Lily’s War:

‘[The story] read so true to me and I really didn’t want to put it down . . . It may be fiction but those things could, and did, happen.’ Vera Morgan, wartime WAAF

‘An impeccably researched and uplifting story of love, loss and courage: a heartwarming read that will captivate all those who love a good war story.’ Clare Harvey, author of The Gunner Girl

‘A wonderful, inspiring story. I can’t wait to read more from Shirley Mann.’ Sheila Newberry

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