Following on from Angel of the North, Annie Wilkinson's new book The Land Girls is again set against the backdrop of war.
It is 1943 and 17 year old Muriel has survived the Hull Blitz. But working among the ruins on bare rations is taking its toll. When a friend returns from working as a Land Girl, Muriel sees the rosy-cheeked change in her. Lured by tales of dances and high jinx, fresh food and no bombing, Muriel signs up.
But farming is back-breaking work, and rising before dawn is no joke. There are disputes between the locals and the city girls... and then Muriel meets Ernst, a German prisoner of war. Is he as lonely as she is?
The Land Girls is currently out as an ebook and a hardback - borrow it from your local library. The paperback is due for release on 4th December.