Christmas with the Bobby Girls

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The Bobby Girls Series is perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife. 1915. Patrolling is the last thing on the minds of Women's Police Service recruits Annie, Maggie and Poppy right now, because Annie and her fiancé Richard are about to get married. She's been waiting for this day her whole life, but when it finally comes it brings only heartache and Annie doesn't know if she can go on. The influx of soldiers to the capital means that the WPS's work is more important than ever, though, and Annie's country needs her. She and the girls are posted to the bustling heart of the city and she hopes the new job will distract her from her sorrow. It certainly does that. Soon the biggest bombing raid of the war causes chaos on their patch. On top of that, Annie suspects that a group of men are forcing European refugees into prostitution and resolves to stop them by Christmas. But by the time she realises just how high up the scandal goes, she might be in too deep to get out . . . Praise for the author: “Johanna Bell has hit the jackpot with this striking WW1 story” JENNY HOLMES “Filled with richly drawn characters that leap from the page, and a plot that's so well researched and well written you will believe you are in the thick of wartime policing, The Bobby Girls is a must-read for all saga fans.” FIONA FORD “I really enjoyed reading about Britain's first female police officers. A lot of research has gone into this book and it's all the richer and more readable for it. An exciting new voice in women's fiction.” KATE THOMPSON “I really did enjoy The Bobby Girls. It has a lovely warm feeling about it and is excellently written.” MAUREEN LEE “A well-researched and interesting story giving a great insight into early women's policing.” ANNA JACOBS “Written with warmth and compassion, the novel gives fascinating insights into the lives of three courageous young women.” MARGARET KAINE “Johanna Bell has hit the jackpot with this striking WW1 crime story. The author places the focus firmly on the girls' growth into independent members of society in a rapidly changing world. It's a heartening central message conveyed with verve and empathy and remains relevant to today's readers, both young and old.” JENNY HOLMES “This is a story that needed to be told. As a former Special Constable, I love Johanna Bell from the bottom of my heart for giving a voice to the women who first made a way for me and countless others like me - to work as real police officers in the service of our communities.” PENNY THORPE “A lovely story! The author has researched the era and the theme very well. The characters stood out on the page and through their eyes you are transported back to a different age.” ANNEMARIE BREAR

Author(s): Johanna Bell
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2021

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