The Surplus Girls - Surplus Girls (Paperback)
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The Surplus Girls - Surplus Girls (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 02/01/2020
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After the loss of war, can there be hope for the future?

Manchester, 1922.


Belinda Layton is a surplus girl. One of the many women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiance, Ben. After four years of mourning, she's ready to face the future, even though Ben's family is not happy to see her move on, and her own only cares about getting hold of her meagre factory wages.

Then, Belinda joins a secretarial class and a whole new world opens up to her as she quickly finds herself drawn to beguiling bookshop owner Richard Carson. But after all the loss and devastation she has experienced, can she really trust him with her heart?

The first in a quartet of sagas set during the early 1920s, following three Surplus Girls - those women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, after the deaths of millions of young men, and the new lives they forged for themselves.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786499677
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A promising start to a new saga set in the years between the wars... An enjoyable read full of good friends and bad characters. * People's Friend *
A real page-turner that will tug on your heart strings * Anna Jacobs *
Pleasant and engaging * NB Magazine *

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“Step back in time”

This book looks at the aftermath of World War Two. Despite their reputation as the ‘roaring twenties’, they were actually incredibly tough times to live through: the book reminds us that so many people who had lost... More

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“A little underwhelming”

The Surplus Girls is the first book of a trilogy set in the 1920s. The title is based on how women lost their husbands (and fiancées too) during World War I. These women were then labelled “surplus girls”.

The main... More

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“Heart-warming tale”

This is the story of Belinda, one of the many women who became known as surplus after WW1 stole nearly a whole generation of men.

It's always fascinating when you think that this event wasn't that far back... More

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