A poignant, warm-hearted and engaging saga of south London's women during the Second World War.
It will take more than Hitler's Luftwaffe to break the spirit of the residents of Lavender Road. If courage, resilience and a shared sense of humour could win wars, the conflict would already be over.
It's not all harmony, though. Nurse Molly Coogan and would-be actress Jen Carter certainly don't see eye to eye. Molly, despite hating the strict discipline of wartime hospital life, is unimpressed by flighty Jen's prima donna ways. While pretty Jen, unaware of Molly's secret heartache, can't resist taking her own personal frustrations out on Molly. It's probably just as well that no one knows what challenges lie ahead...
From stolen glasses in the Flag and Garter to fancy dinners in the heart of the West End, from a desperate battle for survival on a hospital ward to a torpedo hitting its target in the Mediterranean Sea, LONDON CALLING takes readers into a world of ordinary people living extraordinary lives.
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About the Author
Helen Carey is the author of Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day and On a Wing and a Prayer, and teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Wales where she specialises in story structure. She is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and currently has fellowship posts at Aberystwyth University. Helen also writes travel articles and short stories. She has worked for a literary agency and as a reader for several publishers. Having spent time in various parts of the world Helen now lives in Pembrokeshire in West Wales where she and her husband run their small coastal farm as a conservation project. For more information about her and her books please visit her website www.helencareybooks.co.uk and find her on Facebook and Twitter @HelenCareyBooks.