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  • Published: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784756918
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $12.99

The Waterway Girls


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A compelling new Second World War saga novel, this time set on the canals of war-torn England. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Ellie Dean.

THE FIRST NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell.

War lands them in the same boat. Can they pull together?
October 1943, West London
Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain’s canals.

Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there’s lots for Polly to get to grips with. Not least her fellow crew: strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet.

With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there’s plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway. And as Polly rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into life on board the narrowboat – making the gruelling journey London up to Birmingham – she will soon discover that a world of new beginnings awaits amid the anguish of the war.

Praise for Milly Adams:

'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.'
Anna Jacobs

'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.'
Lizzie Lane

  • Pub date: 15 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784756918
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Milly Adams

Milly Adams lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, dog and cat. Her children live nearby. Her grandchildren are fun, and lead her astray. She insists that it is that way round.
Milly Adams is also the author of Above Us The Sky and Sisters At War.

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Praise for The Waterway Girls

“THE FIRST NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell. War lands them in the same boat. Can they pull together? Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain’s canals.”

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“I think that the author captures time and place really well, combining the descriptions of eventful life on the canals with the personal stories of the crew members”

Jaffa Reads Too Blog

“Fabulous”

Frost magazine

“This was my first book by Milly Adams and it most certainly won’t be the last”

As The Page Turns Blog

“Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending”

Love Book Groups Blog

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading more from Milly Adams in the future”

Over The Rainbow Blog

“Milly Adams’ writing is so rich in detail’ ‘I will definitely be back to see how things pan out for a group of women I loved spending time with”

Shaz’s Book Blog

“The Waterway Girls gives an insightful glimpse into the invaluable aid women provided for their country”

Culture Fly

“ Another great story from this author. She can certainly immerse you in her way of telling a story”

Mojo Mums


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