Spitfire Girls
Jenny Holmes

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Narrated By: Colleen Prendergast

Duration: 12 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

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‘Anything to Anywhere!’

That’s the motto of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the brave team of female pilots who fly fighter planes between bases at the height of WWII.

Mary is a driver for the ATA and although she yearns to fly a Spitfire, she fears her humble background will hold her back. After all, glamorous Angela is set to be the next ‘Atta Girl’ on recruitment posters. Bobbie learned to fly in her father’s private plane and Jean was taught the queen’s English at grammar school before joining the squad. Dedicated and resilient the three girls rule the skies: weathering storms and dodging enemy fire. Mary can only dream of joining them – until she gets the push she needs to overcome her self-doubt.

Thrown together, the girls form a tight bond as they face the perils of their job. But they soon find that affairs of the heart can be just as dangerous as attacks from the skies.

With all the fear and uncertainty ahead – can their friendship see them through the tests of war?

A heart-warming, romantic story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity that fans of Donna Douglas, Nancy Revell and Call the Midwife will adore.

Genre

Sagas & epics, Historical romance, Modern & contemporary fiction

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