The Woolworths Saturday Girls
Can the Woolworth girls achieve their dreams in time for their futures to begin? The Woolworths Saturday Girls is the seventh instalment in Elaine Everest's much-loved Woolworths series.
1950. The Second World War is over and life has moved on for the Woolworth girls, Sarah, Maisie and Freda. In a new world the Woolworth women have high expectations of their daughters, wanting them to seize opportunities they didn’t have themselves.
Ready to take on Saturday jobs at Woolworths, budding friends Bessie, Claudette, Clementine and Dorothy are faced with unforeseeable challenges, as the real world comes into focus. Their bond can only be strengthened as they overcome the darkest times. Perhaps their lives are not as clear-cut as their mothers wished them to be . . .
When Bessie finds love in the wrong crowd and falls pregnant, the image of her future and ambitions become skewed and she relies on the Saturday girls to help her see her problems through – but how will they find a home for the baby when it arrives?
With wild imaginations, it is up to the Woolworth girls, new and old, to save the day – and their futures . . .
A warm, tender tale of friendship and love . . . sweet as a Woolies pick’n’mix
Milly Johnson, author of The Teashop on the Corner, on The Woolworths Girls
A heart-warming story about finding strength in the hardest of times