On Hist Fic Saturday
I'm delighted to host today's stop on the Wartime at Woolworths Blog Tour
3 May 2018
My thanks to the publishers and edpr for my invitation to be part of this blog tour
Wartime at Woolworths is the third moving installment in the much-loved Woolworths series by bestselling author Elaine Everest.
I'm thrilled to share this exclusive extract from Wartime at Woolworths
‘Mum, Dad is just a working-class man who holds down an important job just like many other people in the war. Why, Maisie’s David has an extremely important job in the RAF, even if we don’t know what it is, and Maisie has three youngsters to care for, she does her war work and does very well with her sewing business. You do very little by her standards. I’m surprised you’ve not been called up for war work considering you’re still young enough.’
Irene flinched. Her daughter’s words had hit home and more than dented the armour she wore as she tried to shake off the humble roots of her childhood. ‘As it happens, I have received a letter. That’s why I invited you to visit today so that I could ask your advice.’ She stubbed out her cigarette in an ornate glass ashtray and delved into a tan leather handbag by her side before thrusting the letter towards her daughter.
Sarah put Georgina to the ground amongst her dolls and pulled the letter from its official-looking envelope. After carefully reading the three paragraphs she returned it to Irene. ‘Do you plan to attend the appointment at the labour exchange? It seems you’ve conveniently missed
two others. Mum, you do realize you could get yourself into awfully serious trouble with the authorities by not doing your bit for the war effort?’
Irene flapped her hand in the air, dismissing her daughter’s comment. ‘I’m still helping out with the WVS and wasn’t it me who suggested the fundraising dinner dance at the golf club?’
Sarah was astounded at her mother’s attitude. ‘And no doubt when Hitler and his troops come marching through Kent you’ll arrange a dinner dance to welcome him!’
Wartime at Woolworths by Elaine Everest is published on 3rd May by Pan Mac (available in paperback and ebook, price £6.99)
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