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In the swinging sixties, one young woman’s life changes forever…

In Sandie Shaw and the Millionth Marvell Cooker, Wendy Robertson writes an enchanting story of friendship and self-discovery, packed with warmth, drama and hope. Perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Elaine Everest.


It’s the summer of 1965; rock and roll music rules the airwaves as innocent student Cassandra reluctantly begins temporary work at the Marvell cooker factory in Grafton. But little does she know that the events which follow will change her life for ever.

So, as Marvell prepares for the arrival of singing sensation Sandie Shaw, Cassandra learns that, for some of the workers, even bigger events are taking place off the clock. And as the sound of the sixties sings out from the Tannoy, the extraordinary stories behind the lives of the workers within unfold…

What readers are saying about Sandie Shaw and the Millionth Marvell Cooker:

[The] characters come alive – from the manager down to the schoolgirl temp, they’re all very realistic and very different

Well written and hilarious story’

Five stars

Reviews

Praise for Wendy Robertson: A powerful writer inspired by history, her much loved home region and her experience of working-class life at its poorest and most difficult
Mail on Sunday
If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this
Belfast Telegraph
This wonderful historical saga has to be on your reading list
Women’s Realm
Her work is inspiring and challenging
Sunderland Echo
Wendy's great strength, as well as the ability to tell a good story, is in the creation of her characters. These are real people with faults and strengths so we actually care about them... Wendy's style is deceptively easy
Northern Echo