Novel tells story of Sunderland’s wartime women shipyard workers

September 20, 2017
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A city author is celebrating the release of her latest novel inspired by the brave Wearside women who stepped into the breach to keep Sunderland’s shipyards working during the war.

Secrets of the Shipyard Girls is the third novel from the pen of Nancy Revell who draws inspiration for her characters from the true life stories of the 700 women who were employed in the yards at the height of the conflict.

Nancy Revell at Waterstones. Photo by James John Addison

The popular series of novels, which Nancy writes from her Roker home, chart the lives of a group of women who work at J.L.Thompson & sons during the Second World War.

The previous books have proved so successful that publishers Penguin Random House have commissioned another two books – with more in the…


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