The Sisters of Battle Road
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The Sisters of Battle Road : The Extraordinary True Story of Six Sisters Evacuated from Wartime London

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'A tale of survival' Daily Mail 'Amazing story' The Sun In 1939 Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they faced the unknown together, never imagining just how much their lives would change. From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy to dances, romances and the triumph of making a new life in the country, The Sisters of Battle Road is the compelling true story of six ordinary girls in extraordinary wartime circumstances. Today, the six young girls - Mary, Joan, Sheila, Kathleen, Patricia and Ann - are six remarkable women who have lived to tell their tale of sisterhood and its unbreakable bonds in the shadow of World War Two.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 19mm | 210g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552174076
  • 9780552174077
  • 190,777

About J. M. Maloney

J. M. Maloney is a former national newspaper showbiz editor and has worked in senior roles in consumer magazines. He is now a freelance showbusiness journalist who writes for various publications in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. He has written books on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and a review examining the stories behind 100 historic newspaper headlines. As the son of one of the Jarman sisters, he is perfectly placed to tell the story of the experiences of his mother and his aunts during World War Two.show more

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"This is a tale of survival - of six girls who faced bombs and prejudice alike, but who rolled up their sleeves and looked after each other. Nobody could accuse the lively Sisters of Battle Road of keeping calm. But by heck, they carried on." * Daily Mail * "Survival against the odds... [an] amazing story." * The Sun * "An extraordinary story." * The Guardian * "This story hits hard with nostalgia for a vanished world where pennies counted, housewifery was taught at school and every one pulled together, untied by a common enemy." * Sussex Life *show more

Review Text

"This story hits hard with nostalgia for a vanished world where pennies counted, housewifery was taught at school and every one pulled together, untied by a common enemy."show more

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