The remarkable story of the women who ruled the East End through the Blitz. A lively authentic social history, the book centres around five formidable working-class women . . . a hair-raising, but always warmhearted tale
I loved this book, so filled with life and compassion and the sadness of wartime. Kate has caught the idioms and spirit of those tough women and the characters just danced off the page
The way Kate Thompson writes . . . made me feel that I was reading about old friends. I just had to keep the pages turning. I am sure that before long her readers will be clamouring for more
Kate Thompson writes books that make you laugh and make you cry, sometimes at the same time. You cannot put them down. I advise you to read them all!
Praise for Secrets of the Homefront Girls:
Inspiring tales of courage in the face of hardship
Celebrates the lives of tough wartime matriarchs
Crammed full of fascinating stories
A riveting and wonderful read
Praise for Kate Thompson:
Beautifully written, well drawn characters and a plot that had me guessing. I could really feel the emotion.
Kate Thompson is a skillful and humane storyteller who lights up the sooty face of the old East End with tales full of drama and human interest
Marvellous, full of gutsy characters I immediately empathized with