Store at War
Joanna Toye, Read by Olivia Dowd

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Narrated By: Olivia Dowd

Duration: 7 hours and 47 minutes

What to expect

'Cheerful and uplifting…I enjoyed it immensely' Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde

‘Such a good read!’ 5* Goodreads reviewer

It’s 1941 and as the air raid sirens blare, Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow’s. She learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss Miss Frobisher alongside shy fellow junior Gladys. But her friendship with young salesman Jim draws her into a swirl of secrets. And with the war progressing to crisis point, Cedric Marlow and his staff must battle nightly bombings and the absence of loved ones to keep going.

A Store at War weaves together a strong sense of community with a vivid evocation of a time when every man, woman and child was doing their bit.

‘Cheerful and uplifting… I enjoyed it immensely’ Katie Fforde

‘Highly recommended’ Anna Jacobs

'A real page-turner with a spirited heroine…A sparkling new voice in fiction' Sunday Times bestseller Veronica Henry


Generational sagas, Historical fiction

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'Jo writes with a sure hand and a light touch…It's a real page-turner with a spirited heroine who will worm her way into readers' hearts. A sparkling new voice in fiction.' Veronica Henry

‘Cheerful and uplifting…I enjoyed it immensely’ Katie Fforde

‘Highly recommended – an engrossing story with a charmingly forthright heroine’ Anna Jacobs

‘Captivating…a triumphant debut novel’ Women’s Weekly