The Boat Girls

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Transworld, Jan 26, 2010 - Fiction - 432 pages
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It is 1943, and three very different girls are longing to do their bit for the war effort.

Frances - her life of seeming privilege has been a lonely one. Brave and strong, stifled by her traditional upbringing, she falls for a most unsuitable man
Prudence - timid and conventional, her horizons have never strayed beyond her job as a bank clerk in Croydon until the war brings her new experiences
Rosalind - a beautiful, flame-haired actress who catches the eye of Frances's stuffy elder brother, the heir to an ancestral mansion.

The three become friends when they join the band of women working the canal boats, delivering goods and doing a man's job while the men are away fighting. A tough, unglamorous task - but one which brings them all unexpected rewards.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This is really a WWII fiction book. Three girls who get involved with war work. It changes them as they work with girls from very different backgrounds, meet men they wouldn't have run into in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Margaret Mayhew was born in London and her earliest childhood memories were of the London Blitz.She began writing in her mid-thirties and had her first novel published in 1976.She is married to American aviation author, Philip Kaplan, and lives on the borders of Wales.Her previous novels, Bluebirds, The Crew, The Little Ship, Our Yanks, The Pathfinder, Those in Peril and I'll Be Seeing You are also published by Corgi.

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