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A poignant, warm-hearted and engaging saga of south London’s women during the Second World War.

It will take more than Hitler’s Luftwaffe to break the spirit of the residents of Lavender Road. If courage, resilience and a shared sense of humour could win wars, the conflict would already be over.

It’s not all harmony, though. Nurse Molly Coogan and would-be actress Jen Carter certainly don’t see eye to eye. Molly, despite hating the strict discipline of wartime hospital life, is unimpressed by flighty Jen’s prima donna ways. While pretty Jen, unaware of Molly’s secret heartache, can’t resist taking her own personal frustrations out on Molly. It’s probably just as well that no one knows what challenges lie ahead…

From stolen glasses in the Flag and Garter to fancy dinners in the heart of the West End, from a desperate battle for survival on a hospital ward to a torpedo hitting its target in the Mediterranean Sea, LONDON CALLING takes readers into a world of ordinary people living extraordinary lives.

Reviews

Praise for Helen Carey's Lavender Road novels 'Written with a lightness of touch, an emotional integrity and an historical accuracy which has brought her respect from critics and readers alike
Louis de Bernières
Sparkling storytelling
Evening Standard