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  • Location: Somerset, London

The Orchard Girls

The Orchard Girls

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1940, 2004: When seventeen-year-old Violet’s life is ripped apart by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women’s Land Army

  • ISBN: 978-1472260796
  • Genre: Historical

What you need to know before your trail

London, 2004. Frankie didn’t always have it easy. Growing up motherless, she was raised by her grandmother, who loved her – and betrayed her. For years, the rift between them seemed irreparable. But when their paths suddenly cross again, Frankie is shocked to realise that her grandmother is slowly losing control of her memory. There is a darkness in her past that won’t stay buried – secrets going back to wartime that may have a devastating effect on Frankie’s own life.

Somerset, 1940. When seventeen-year-old Violet’s life is ripped apart by the London Blitz, she runs away to join the Women’s Land Army. She wants nothing more than to leave her grief behind. But as well as the terror of enemy air raids, the land girls at Winterbourne Orchards face a powerful enemy closer to home. One terrible night, their courage will be put to the test – and the truth of what happened must be kept hidden, for ever . . .

Travel Guide

Somerset

Winterbourne orchard is of course fictional but it shows the kind of orchard and farm where many girls worked and lived during the war.

The town of Wiveliscombe sounds a bit like Winterbourne – and there are lots of wooded areas, farms and orchards around it, so a good spot to visit anyway.

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Orchard Girls

Destination/Location: London, Somerset  Author:  Nikola Scott  Departure: 1940s, 2004

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