An uplifting, moving new saga from the talented Sue Wilsher set in Essex in during the First World War as two very different women tackle the challenges of policework
The BRAND NEW wartime saga from the much-loved author of THE TILBURY POPPIES. Perfect for fans of Annie Murray and Donna Douglas
The war is over, but their friendship has just begun . . .
Working at the local munitions factory has given Aggie the freedom she's long desired. But the Great War is coming to an end, and the men are coming home. Determined to hold on to her new-found independence, Aggie decides to join the Women's Police Service and become a Copperette.
Like Aggie, Mim wants nothing more than to do her bit for her country. Never one to shy away from hard work, she's eager to help her fellow women and keep up morale - even if that does mean opening her home to Aggie and helping her train.
With the last days of war upon them, Aggie and Mim face shocking loss. But in the face of great hardship, can they find a way to work together?
A heart-warming story of love, loss and friendship, set against the backdrop of wartime England
REAL READERS love Sue Wilsher's novels:
'I loved reading about the wartime challenges Mim and Aggie faced - a great combination of historical fact, emotion and grit. I couldn't put it down'
'Another brilliant book from Sue Wilsher bringing history alive. Unforgettable characters and great storytelling'
Brilliant book . . . the third one I've read by this author and I can't fault it at all - would highly recommend'
'A great story with local interest for anyone who knows Thurrock. A tribute to those who lived through that time and endured so much'
Packed with drama, dark humour and shocking truths about life for working class women nearly 60 years ago, When My Ship Comes In is a compelling first novel, a gritty page-turner - Lancashire Evening Post
Sue Wilsher grew up in South Essex near a shoe factory and the Thames estuary. The shoe company housed its workers, including Sue's grandparents and mother. Sue based her debut novel, When My Ship Comes In, on the history of the area. She now lives in Kent with her husband and two children.