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Wartime GirlsSet in Liverpool during the Depression and the Blitz of the Second World War Anne Baker's dramatic saga brings a close knit community vividly to lifeIt is the day of the Grand National 1933 when Susie Ingram's fiance Danny is killed in a tragic a. A sad but seemingly accurate story of the difficult life experienced by many in the 1930's and 1940's For example the many widows at the time including Louise one of the main characters and mother of the family featured in the story as a result of World War One which at the start of the story ended only fifteen years earlier The story later explores the hardships of World War Two including air raids and rationing Also the different attitudes towards things compared to today such as the treatment of women expected to not participate fully in education and employment and to be subservient to men and children treated however adults see fit without any regard to their own needsTwo of the three daughters in the family featured in the story have behaviours which could easily be attributed to growing up in a household with no father Martha the eldest is too submissive and marries the much older not completely honest and controlling Bert He treats their son Jonjo in a way which would today be a clear cut case of child abuse Middle daughter Rebecca or Becky runs wild is disobedient and promiscuous from her teens Youngest daughter Suzie appears to be the most balanced not submissive but not wild either She is assertive and can see what people are like beneath the surface I thought it was awful that she was treated as a fallen woman when she got pregnant given that she and fiancee Danny were getting married soon but before they did he was killed Very different to today when plenty of women give birth without being married A very good read I have read it and re read it several times The description of how things were in those days is consistent with what my grandparents described and the non fiction I have read regarding that era The only change to the ending I would have preferred was to have had Bert forced to take responsibility for and punished for his violence towards Jonjo but of course child abuse wasn't recognised in those days It was seen as discipline

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review Wartime Girls ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Set in Liverpool during the Depression and the Blitz of the Second World War Anne Baker's dramatic saga brings a close knit community vividly to lifeIt is the day of the Grand National 1933 when Susie Ingram's fiance Danny is killed in a tragic accident In a cruel twist of Fate Susie H the help of her eldest daughter Martha who lives next door they manage to survive When little Rosie is born there is no doubt that she is Danny's daughter but it is destined to take many years of heartache before the two families are united aga. Good readJust could not put the book down many a late night 🌙just to get to the end will defiantly read ann be baker again

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Ccident In a cruel twist of Fate Susie discovers she is carrying Danny's child and shunned by his parents she turns to her mother for support Louise Ingram widowed during the First World War knows how hard it is to bring up a family alone but wit. Wartime Girls ReviewI enjoyed this story all the way through At one point it seemed too good to be true but then it had its fair share of disaster and sadness The family and peripheral characters were interesting too just as they would have responded in the pre war and the forties so different to the 21st centuryI particularly liked the historical information the Anderson shelters and the Morrison shelter during the raids table tennis for play The food situation seemed good as rations were small Good food came from garden produce and a family's own poultry poached eggs on mashed potatoesAn enjoyable read all round