Thursday, 5 March 2015

The Mill Girls: Moving true stories of love and loss from inside Lancashire's cotton mills by Tracy Johnson

The Mill Girls: Moving true stories of love and loss from inside Lancashire's cotton millsThe Mill Girls: Moving true stories of love and loss from inside Lancashire's cotton mills by Tracy Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



This was separate memoirs before and during WW2 from different angles from different people.

I really didn't know what I was expecting, but I didn't expect this.

It was an OK read, didn't keep my attention much though to be honest. If this was made more into a novel I might have read it with a different frame of mind.

Its well written, no reflection on the author, just that I wasn't expecting it to be Memoirs I suppose.


I would like to thank Random House UK, Ebury Publishing via Net Galley for allowing me to download this book to read and review.

If you like Memoirs then this is the book for you, however, there are some repeats within it although from others points of view.


'I dragged my heels all the way to the mill. ‘I can’t do it!’ I sulked. Mother sighed and shook her head. My heart sank. Of course, I’d seen the mill hundreds of times before, but now it was different – now, I was going in. I’d never seen a place so depressing; I wanted to cry.'



With tales from hardworking Audrey and mischievous Maureen to high-spirited Doris and dedicated Marjorie, The Mill Girls is an evocative story of hardship and friendship from when cotton was still king.


Through the eyes of these northern mill girls, we are offered a fascinating glimpse into the lives of ordinary women who rallied together, nattered over the beamers and, despite the difficult conditions, weaved, packed and laughed to keep the cotton mills spinning.






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