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The Tilbury poppies

Wilsher, Sue2019
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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?
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The Tilbury poppies / Sue Wilsher.
Wilsher, Sue, author
Long Preston : Magna, 2019.
412 pages (large print)
Standard print edition originally published: London: Sphere, 2018.
9780750547376 (hbk)
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