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    Annie Murray(Author)

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In Annie Murray's bestselling Chocolate Girls, three very different women work together at Cadbury's Bournville factory, and their lives become entwined by war and work - and a child called David.

Edie, the main character, marries young to escape her unhappy family home. Widowed at nineteen and, after losing her child from the marriage, she faces the war grieving and lonely. Then one night during the Blitz, an infant mysteriously abandoned during the bombing is handed into her care . . .

Ruby, meanwhile, doesn't want to be left behind in the wedding stakes and settles for marriage with Frank.

Finally there's Janet, kind-hearted and susceptible to male charm, who is hurt desperately by an affair with a married man.

David, the child who steals Edie's heart as she brings him up through a time none of them will ever forget, is the love of all their lives. And when David is old enough to wonder who he really is, he leads Edie through struggle and heartache to a life and love she would never have dreamed of . . .

Chocolate Girls is followed by the captivating sequel, The Bells of Bournville Green.

Delightfully innocent, filled with tenderness, perception and drama. -- Western Mail Magazine, May 2003 -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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Book details

  • PDF | 528 pages
  • Annie Murray(Author)
  • Pan; New edition edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • English
  • 2
  • Romance

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  • By Readaholic on 1 July 2008

    This book takes you on a great journey through time, into Birmingham during the Blitz, It is both historically spot on, and interesting at the same time.The way in which Annie Murray combines fact with fiction is spellbinding, This is a very clever story, that takes you through the highs and lows of a community suffering at the hands of hitler and life in general.The three main women characters in this books lives are intertwined, and being the best of friends they are there for eachother throughout, this in itself makes me pretty envious of the lives of these fictious characters. The way the author has combined their lives and built up their characters throughout is very realistic, and believable.This is an absorbing story, with mny twists and turns.I would recommend this book to anyone, it is very well written, and shows the real mastermind behind Annie Murray. It is no wonder that this book recieved an acredited award! FANTASTIC BOOK!

  • By Sazzle on 2 October 2006

    I picked up this book from a random pile at work; wanting something to read on the train. This is not a book I would usually select but I must say that I was completely enthralled - not only by the characters, the experiences of wartime, the brilliant descriptions but mainly the realism and the way the author does not just concentrate on one element (like I find with my usual crime thrillers where the author only researches one or two topics well).Annie Murray writes intelligently about Birmingham, Cadbury's/Bournville, WWII, life on the home front, emotions of men after returning from war, the issues of pregnancy and infidelity in the 30s-50s, Judaism, Israel, the effects of the Holocaust on the survivors, adoption and she has also created 3-dimensional characters who are flawed but who you feel you understand (even if you don't always like them, esp. where Ruby or Edie's mum is concerned!)This was a VERY pleasant surprise! I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a captivating story. Highly recommended; I will be reading more of Annie Murray!!!

  • By Carol Drinkwater (not the author) on 2 April 2014

    Got this last April when I got my kindle for my birthday and only just read it. I have read a few books by Annie Murray in the past and enjoyed them all. Recently I have been reading more crime/psychological suspense/murder books but Chocolate Girls was a welcome change. This is a captivating story and a great journey whilst following the lives of Edith, Janet and Ruby, you really get involved with their lives, this is a fantastic book and I can thoroughly recommend. I will certainly be downloading The Bells of Bournville Green and others from this author.

  • By Jo on 14 May 2017

    When you buy a kindle book it can be difficult to see how long it is. Recently I've read many good stories, but disappointingly short books. No disappointment this time. Well written, with just enough detail, I've had an enjoyable week reading this.

  • By batsfog on 9 May 2017

    The book captures living through the blitz in Birmingham following three young teenagers starting their working life at the Cadbury factory. The detail in the research for the book is extraordinary and gives a view of what living through it must have been like.

  • By Screz on 16 November 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. It's characters are all interesting and well drawn and the period is very well evoked. I read it really quickly, head down muttering to my family,' I'm reading a really good book at the moment'. Having lived in Birmingham for a while it was nice to know more about the city during the war too. I will be downloading the sequel as I am really gripped and want to see what else happens.

  • By Guest on 21 July 2016

    Couldn't put it down, makes you think of everything people done to keep us safe from harm.Highly recommend this to anyone

  • By Mrs. C. A. Walker on 11 July 2017

    Very good book brings back a lot of memories being a Birmingham Lady

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