Some Sunny Day
Set in the early days of World War II, this novel adds to Annie Groves’ growing reputation as a storyteller. It features Rosie, who has grown up in Liverpool’s Little Italy, with the Italian neighbours her best friends. But when some of these men are interned, and the women depart to live with families in Manchester, Rosie feels deserted. When she loses her mother to a bomb, and her father to an accident at sea, Rosie is thrown out of her unpleasant aunt’s house and joins the Women’s Land Army. There she makes friends, but also falls in love with a man she can never marry.
This is an absorbing story, with a delightful heroine, and plenty of tragic detail about the wartime suffering in Liverpool, and the resilience of its inhabitants. It will please the many fans of Liverpool sagas.