The Mill Girls

  • by Tracy Johnson
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I dragged my heels all the way to the mill. 'I can't do it!' I sulked. Mother sighed and shook her head. My heart sank. Of course, I'd seen the mill hundreds of times before, but now it was different - now, I was going in. I'd never seen a place so depressing; I wanted to cry."
With tales from hardworking Audrey and mischievous Maureen to high-spirited Doris and dedicated Marjorie, The Mill Girls is an evocative story of hardship and friendship from when cotton was still king.
Through the eyes of these northern mill girls, we are offered a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary women who rallied together, nattered over the beamers, and, despite the difficult conditions, weaved, packed, and laughed to keep the cotton mills spinning.

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Fantastic read

As my grandmother and father worked in the cotton mills in Oldham, I was eager to read this book. I couldn't put it down, it gave me an incredible insight into several women's lives who would have been there at them same time. This truly is what we should be teaching the youth of today in schools. Fabulous to have such life stories in print.
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- JANE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-04-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks