The Waterway Girls

The Waterway Girls War lands them in the same boat Can they pull together October West LondonNineteen year old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain s canals Stepping

  • Title: The Waterway Girls
  • Author: Milly Adams
  • ISBN: 9781784756918
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • War lands them in the same boat Can they pull together October 1943, West LondonNineteen year old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain s canals.Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there s lots for Polly to get to grips with Not least her fellow crew strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite,War lands them in the same boat Can they pull together October 1943, West LondonNineteen year old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain s canals.Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there s lots for Polly to get to grips with Not least her fellow crew strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet.With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there s plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway And as Polly rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into life on board the narrowboat making the gruelling journey London up to Birmingham she will soon discover that a world of new beginnings awaits amid the anguish of the war.

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    1 thought on “The Waterway Girls”

    1. This is a good read. The characters are well written and the amount of research done for the book was incredible. I was a bit disappointed with the ending as it all seemed to be wrapped up in a couple of pages but then I read the note at the back in which the author says she hopes readers enjoy the series, so I'm expecting another book to follow because we really need to know what happens to the people we've traveled through the story with.I have to mention that there is a lot, and I mean a lot, [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this fantastic trip into the forgotten world of the Boaters who helped transport various materials on the canals in World war Two which was considered much safer than using the roads, especially as petrol was scarce. It was fascinating to learn more about their world and culture, the different roles everyone played in day to day life and the hardships they endured whilst working on the canals. Some of the descriptions regarding these hardships were very poignant to read about an [...]

    3. This was a fantastic book, I loved the way the relationships between the girls grew and also how they were accepted by the 'boaters'. Initially I was a bit put off by all the narrow boat terms and descriptions of procedures, but after the first few chapters this grew less and I enjoyed being in the company of the waterway girls.

    4. Arrow publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House, are really on the ball at the moment with their historical sagas as everything I have read from them lately I have really enjoyed. I'm a big fan of Nancy Revell's Shipyard Girls series and now have discovered the wonderful writing of Milly Adams in her new series The Waterway Girls. It often strikes me how can authors find another aspect of World War Two to write about that hasn't been written abut over and over? But here Milly Adams has writ [...]

    5. Excellent book depicting war work on the canals,facing hard work and rationing the girls work together although they have their ups and downs they do become firm friends.I love to read of the different war work that the girls and women undertook to help the war effort,well done to Milly Adams well worth 5*

    6. When nineteen year old Polly Holmes leaves her home in bombed out London and joins a female crew of canal boat operatives in October 1943, she is little prepared for the changes that this decision will bring to her life. At first, due to an uncomfortable feud with Verity, a fellow crew member, Polly struggles to become accustomed to life on the canal. But gradually, under the watchful eye of skipper, Bet, the young crew members start to work together as a team and the arduous journey of taking t [...]

    7. The Waterway Girls showed me yet again, something I didn’t know about the 2nd World War - that women helped operate the canals.d gruelling work it was for them too. Carrying vital wartime supplies up and down the waterways in narrowboats - working alongside the ‘boaters’ In this book, Polly signs up, after the loss of her twin brother. Bet, her trainer, gets her started immediately. Working alongside the very temperamental Lady Verity. Their first job is to deliver steel to Birmingham, and [...]

    8. An excellent read.We live and work on our narrowboat al year round. Not anything like the old working boats in this book, writing software and my own attempts at canal books.The picture painted in these pages gives a vivid imagining on what life would have been like for the Idle Women and the full time boaters.With some romance,drama, and mystery thrown in for good measure, i found it a real page turner.Onlly one small critique on the technical side:"She raised the engine speed then released the [...]

    9. I think the plot has promise, and the characters could perhaps grow as the book progresses, but I only made it 16% of the way through (thanks to Kindle for the specificity). I battled through poor writing (inconsistent character voices) and lazy editing (not just typos, but disconnected character responses) until the 'phonetic' transcription of the boaters' accents turned me off completely. Tidy it up and remove the patronising 'oos' instead of 'us' and I'll give it another go.

    10. Enjoyable readEnjoyed reading this book loved all about the canals a truly delightful read and look forward to the next in the series

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