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Bridget's War [electronic resource]

Mann, Shirley2023
An inspiring and uplifting tale of the strength of women during war, for fans of Nancy Revell and Vicki Beeby. By the author of Lily's War, Bobby's War and Hannah's War. The Isle of Man, 1942 Manx born and bred, Bridget Quayle loves the island and knows every inch of it like the back of her hand. But that doesn't mean she wants to be there now, as World War II rages around the world. As a newly trained police officer, living in the vibrant and bustling city of London, she had it all. A budding career, celebrity status as one of only a few female officers, and a busy social life. Then World War II strengthened its grip and she found herself posted back to the island - a stark contrast to the exciting streets of the capital. But, tasked with managing Rushen Camp, a women's internment camp for Germans, Nazi sympathisers, fascists, IRA activists, Jews and conscientious objectors, she realises that the war can be just as dangerous on an island in the middle of the Irish Sea as in the centre of a big city. When the arrival of two women claiming to be Austrian Jews arouses Bridget's suspicions, she finds herself tested beyond anything she was taught in her training. And when a childhood friend of her brothers comes back to the island, she finds she is torn between being the professional adult she wants to be and the tomboy from her childhoos who roamed the cliffs without boundaries.
[Place of publication not identified] : Zaffre, 2023
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