Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Library Girls of the East End

Cordelia was different from the East End Girls.  But was she really?

A page turner that introduced a new series by Patricua McBride.  I enjoyed meeting Cordelia, Mavis and Jane. Each had a story to tell.  But the relationship that grew from them working together was a treasure.

Schools were closing. Buildings were destroyed.  War threaten their own existence.   Lives were forever changed.  

Cordelia did everything she could to keep the library open.  

A great story.  I read it in one night.


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The Library Girls of the East End

1940, London

When Cordelia accepts the post of head librarian in Silver Town Library, her mother is more than a little disapproving. The East End has high levels of poverty and illiteracy, and her mother says it’s no place for a woman of her status.

But Cordelia is determined to make a difference in these times of strife, and along with her colleagues, Jane and Mavis, she begins to help the local community, making sure everyone knows what the library can offer them.

And maybe even a romance will blossom, giving Cordelia the strength to make it through the chaos and destruction that constantly threatens their livelihood.

Against a background of war, air raids and rationing, it becomes clear the library is more than a building filled with books - it is the beating heart of a community refusing to be torn apart.

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Patricia McBride is the author of the very popular Lily Baker historical saga series. She is now writing a new WW2 series for Boldwood, based in the East End of London during the Blitz, the first title of which, The Library Girls of the East End, will be published in November 2023.

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