Reviews

  • "

    A brilliantly written and uplifting WWII story. Annie’s latest novel set in a north-east pit village really does draw the reader in and conveys what it must have been like to be a woman working in a munitions factory during the Second World War. The three main female characters in the novel, Fran, Sarah and Beth have to endure horrendous conditions, but they do so for the sake of their country and to help their own poverty-stricken families.
    Annie Clarke’s descriptions of life on the home front in the tough mining village of Massingham are incredibly realistic, as is her use of the north-east vernacular. Girls on the Home Front is a story of friendship, resilience, community and courage. I’m sure this book will resonate with saga readers everywhere.

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    Nancy Revell, author of the Shipyard Girls series
  • "Highlights the strength of women during the toughest of times … Clarke’s love and respect for her family’s roots really shines through"

    Culture Fly
  • "A delightful authentic-feeling saga"

    Peterborough Telegraph
  • "Beautifully written, the warmth shines from every page and the layers are as deep and rich as the coal seams the men work upon."

    Frost Magazine
  • "A heart-warming story of friendships, love and life … The characters were genuine and engaging, and the story was captivating. I can’t wait for the next book in the series to carry on their stories"

    Stardust Book Reviews