The Clippie Girls

  • by Margaret Dickinson
  • Narrated by Julia Franklin
  • 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sisters in love. A family at war. A city in peril.
Rose and Myrtle Sylvester look up to their older sister, Peggy. She is the sensible, reliable one in the household of women headed by their grandmother, Grace Booth, and their mother, Mary Sylvester. When war is declared in 1939 they must face the hardships together and huge changes in their lives are inevitable. For Rose, there is the chance to fulfil her dream of becoming a clippie on Sheffield's trams like Peggy. But for Myrtle, the studious, clever one in the family, war may shatter her ambitions.
When the tram on which she is a conductress is caught in a bomb blast, Peggy bravely helps to rescue her passengers. One of them is a young soldier, Terry Price, and he and Peggy begin courting. They meet every time he can get leave, but eventually Terry is posted abroad and Peggy hears nothing from him. Worse still, Peggy must break the devastating news to her family that she is pregnant. The shock waves that ripple through the family will affect each and every one of them and life will never be the same again.


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Family at war!

This story tells of life in a houseful of women in Sheffield during the Second World War and the trials and tribulations they encounter. Three generations under one roof can be trying at times but they face everything as a family.
Well read, with good voices so you know who is speaking and a good plot.
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- Sandra


This was a brilliant story, however it descended in to tosh [in my opinion] at the end. Hence why I have ownly given it 4 stars instead of 5. I will not be more specific as I do not want to giv away any spoilers.
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- Kathaleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd