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Swansea Girls (Swansea Girls Trilogy Book 1)

Swansea Girls (Swansea Girls Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Catrin Collier
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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A gloriously nostalgic novel about working girls in Swansea in the fifties and sixties.

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It is Saturday night and the Pier Ballroom in Swansea is the place to be: For Lily, an evacuee unclaimed by her family at the end of the war; for Judy, taught independence by her war widow mother; for Katie, the product of a marriage between a drunken, violent father and a cowed, beaten mother; and for the spoiled, wilful Helen. It is an evening that fuels jealousies and sows the seeds for friendships, confidences, and romance . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 691 KB
  • Print Length: 457 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (9 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

At present (January 2014) working on Winds of Eden the sequel to Long Road to Baghdad. Look out for my raunchy Caro French Farcreek novels, Lady Luck, Lady Lay, Lady Chance named after the Cullen boys yachts. - Coming very soon.
My most bemused moment. When someone commented, "It will be wonderful for Pontypridd when you die." (Many of my novels are set in the town)
My best "putting in place moment". When someone joined a queue at a signing session in Waterstones and waited ten minutes to say, "I don't want a book, love, but as you're here for two hours, look after my shopping for me." - I did.
My proudest moment, when I discovered my Catrin Collier novel, One Last Summer, based on my Prussian born mother's wartime diaries was named recommended reading for adults by the Holocaust Day Memorial Trust.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 10 July 2012
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My wife, for whom we purchase these novels, is a fan of this author and would highly recommend, her novels.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swansea girls trilogy 26 Aug 2013
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Just my kind of book could'nt put it down until i had read every page had'nt read this author before but certainly will in the future
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it 4 Aug 2013
By AmandaD
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This took me a while to get into. There are 4 main characters, and the author leaps from one to the other and at first I was not sure who was who. I think she tries to introduce all the characters too quickly. However, I stuck with it, and loved it and am now reading the second in the trilogy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars swansea girls trilogy not available on kindle 17 May 2014
By Jackie
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My wife thoroughly enjoyed this book but was extremely disapointed that the other two books in the triolgy are not available as kindle downloads
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2.0 out of 5 stars Swansea Girls 30 Oct 2014
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I downloaded this having devoured the Hearts of Gold series and have to say I was slightly disappointed. The first chapter was so full of characters I was confused and had to re-read a couple of times to fry and work out who was who. I was beginning to wonder if this was un fact a sequel to a previous book. There were just too many names and at first it was hard to sort out who was who, with a lot of jumping about. I noticed one other reviewer commented on a lack of paragraph breaks. I also found this to be the case, and this made it difficult to follow the story, with seemingly unconnected incidents and characters running into one another.

In the Hearts of Gold series, you immediately got caught up in the trials and tribulations of the characters, and the amount of historical research was evident, whereas in this book I felt that it had started out with no clear direction and was padded out along the way, just to fill the book. None of the characters had any real depth.

Sorry, but there was absolutely nothing about this book which had me desperate to turn the pages to find out what happened next, or to consider reading the next book in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 5 May 2014
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Really enjoyed the story looking forward to reading swansea summer. You really get involved in the lives of the characters
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twists & turns 9 July 2014
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A delightful story of youth in the 50's. CatrinColliers story is one of pure nostalgia with a twist and turn that brings love and heartache to all her characters. Must read the next two books
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good book 24 Jun 2014
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It was a really lovely story I did not want it to end will read more from the Swansea Girls
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