Delighted to help kick-start the blog tour for Mary Gibson’s Hattie’s Home alongside Boon’s Bookcase.
Hattie’s Home by Mary Gibson
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus (3 May 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1784973394
- ISBN-13: 978-1784973391
From bestselling author
A new gritty saga from a bestselling author known for her authentic London stories, set around the two World Wars.
‘This wonderfully descriptive book…is a must-read’ OK! MAGAZINE
‘A fabulous, fascinating read.’ VANESSA FELTZ
January 1947: The war is over, but London is still a wasteland.
After eights years in the ATS, Hattie Wright returns to a Bermondsey she doesn’t recognise. With so few jobs, she reluctantly takes work at the Alaska fur factory – a place rife with petty rivalries that she vowed never to set foot in again. But while she was a rising star in the ATS, Hattie’s work mates are unforgiving in her attempts to promote herself up from the factory floor.
After journeying across the world to Australia to marry her beloved, Clara is betrayed and returns penniless, homeless and trying to raise a child in the face of prejudice. While war widow, Lou, has lost more than most in the war. Her daughter and parents were killed in an air raid bomb blast and her surviving son, Ronnie, is fending for himself and getting into all kinds of trouble.
The lifelong friendship these women forge while working in the fur factory will help them overcome crippling grief and prejudice in post-war Britain and to find hope in tomorrow.
Mary Gibson was brought up in Bermondsey, London – the setting for her novels, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, Jam and Roses and Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys.
We have a copy to give away courtesy of Head of Zeus books. Just head over to our Twitter page and see the pinned post.