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The Allotment Girls

(2018)
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The Allotment Girls is an inspiring and heartwarming novel of wartime hardship, friendship and fortitude from Kate Thompson, author of the Secrets of the Sewing Bee.

During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them.

Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign, Annie persuades the owners to start Bryant & May allotment in the factory grounds. With plenty of sweat and toil, the girls eventually carve out a corner of the yard into a green plot full of life and colour.

In the darkest of times, the girls find their allotment a tranquil, happy escape. Using pierced dustbin lids to sieve through the shrapnel and debris, they bring about a powerful change, not just in the factory, but their own lives.

As the war rages on, the garden becomes a place of community, friendship – and deceit. As the garden thrives and grows, so do the girls' secrets . . .

Genre: Sagas

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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
ISBN: 1-5098-2225-9 / 978-1-5098-2225-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Allotment Girls
Author(s): Kate Thompson
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK