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The Steel Girls

  • Author Michelle Rawlins
  • Narrator Laura Brydon
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Run Time 9 hours and 32 minutes
  • Format x-book®
  • Genre Generational sagas.

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What to expect

When war breaks out, friendship will see them through

‘A heart-warming story perfect for saga lovers’, Nancy Revell,Sunday Times bestselling author of The Shipyard Girls series

Sheffield, 1939. With war declared, these brave women will step up and do their bit for their country

Housewife Nancy never dreamed that she’d end up in Vickers steelworks factory but when husband Bert is called up to serve, she needs to put food on the table for her two young children.

Betty’s sweetheart William has joined the RAF Reserves so she can’t sit around and do nothing – even if it means giving up her ambitions to study law at night school.

Young Patty is relishing the excitement the war brings. But this shop-girl is going to have to grow up quickly, especially now she’s undertaking such back-breaking and dangerous work in the factory.

The Steel Girls start off as strangers but quickly forge an unbreakable bond of friendship as these feisty factory sisters vow to keep the foundry fires burning during wartime.

‘Hardship, courage and hope on the Home Front’ Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Lavender Girls

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Readers LOVE The Steel Girls!

‘Enjoyed this lovely story from the first page’
‘I’d love to read more about these inspirational ladies’
‘A heartwarming story’
‘The bravery of these women was deeply moving, I loved it!’
‘I was so engrossed from the start’
‘A really entertaining, feel-good and heartwarming read’

Critics Review

  • Praise for The Steel Girls:

    ‘A riveting saga about love, courage and, above all, female friendship’
    Best

    ‘A lovely read’
    Bella

    ‘Hardship, courage and hope on the Home Front’ Kate Thompson, bestselling author of Secrets of the Lavender Girls

    ‘A heart-warming story perfect for saga lovers’ Nancy Revell, bestselling author of The Shipyard Girls on the Home Front

    ‘A great read’
    Yorkshire Post

    ’A heart-warming tale of the brave women who stepped up to become the backbone of Sheffield’s steel industry during the Second World War’
    Yours

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