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  • The Tilbury Poppies

  • Can the factory girls work together for a better future? A heartwarming WWI family saga
  • By: Sue Wilsher
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

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?

©2019 Sue Wilsher (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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The Tilbury Poppies

A truly heart warming story. You made me smile, laugh, and cry. Thank you for this wonderful story. Wonderfully narrated by the talented Annie Aldington. She knows how to bring each and every character to life.