Sisters of Battle Road
J. M. Maloney

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Narrated By: Annie Aldington

Duration: 7 hours and 12 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Sisters of Battle Road by J. M. Maloney, read by Annie Aldington.

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. Little did they know what was in store for them or how their lives would change.

From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy to tea dances, romance and the triumphs of making a new life in the country, The Sisters of Battle Road is the compelling true story of six ordinary girls who carved out a life in extraordinary wartime circumstances.

Today, the six young girls – Mary, Anne, Sheila, Pat, Joan and Kath – are six remarkable women who have lived to tell their tale of sisterhood and its unbreakable bonds in the shadow of World War Two.


Memoirs, Biography: historical, political & military, Second World War, Local & family history, nostalgia

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An extraordinary story.

The Guardian

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

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.