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Daisy Styles

Agent: Kate Burke

Biography: Daisy Styles (real name Di Redmond) has written scripts and worked in television for many years, and is now a Sunday Times bestselling saga writer. In 2016, Penguin published her debut WW2 historical novel, THE BOMB GIRLS, to great acclaim and swiftly followed it up with THE CODE GIRLS, BOMB GIRLS’ SECRETS, BOMB GIRLS’ CHRISTMAS and BOMB GIRL BRIDES.  Her new novel, THE WARTIME MIDWIVES, the first in a new series, was published in May 2019.

THE WARTIME MIDWIVES  Saga, 400 pages, Penguin, May 2019  Mary Vale, a grand and imposing Mother and Baby Home, sits on the edge of the Lake District. Its doors are open to unmarried women who come to hide their condition and find sanctuary.  Women from all walks of life pass through Mary Vale, from beautiful waitress Emily, whose boyfriend has vanished without trace, to young Isla, cast out by her wealthy family after her first year at university goes horribly wrong.  Awaiting them is Nurse Ada and Sister Anne who work tirelessly to aid the mothers and safely deliver the babies. But the unforgiving Matron and Head of Governors, Captain Percival, have other, more sinister, ideas.  As war looms the women at Mary Vale must pull together for the sake of themselves and their babies and Ada and Anne must help protect their patients, no matter what the cost.

THE WARTIME MIDWIVES

Saga, 400 pages, Penguin, May 2019

Mary Vale, a grand and imposing Mother and Baby Home, sits on the edge of the Lake District. Its doors are open to unmarried women who come to hide their condition and find sanctuary.

Women from all walks of life pass through Mary Vale, from beautiful waitress Emily, whose boyfriend has vanished without trace, to young Isla, cast out by her wealthy family after her first year at university goes horribly wrong.

Awaiting them is Nurse Ada and Sister Anne who work tirelessly to aid the mothers and safely deliver the babies. But the unforgiving Matron and Head of Governors, Captain Percival, have other, more sinister, ideas.

As war looms the women at Mary Vale must pull together for the sake of themselves and their babies and Ada and Anne must help protect their patients, no matter what the cost.

THE BOMB GIRL BRIDES  Saga, 400 pages, Penguin, June 2018  It's 1944 and Britain is a country at war. The young women of the Phoenix munitions factory are giving their all to the cause, but romance is beckoning...  The life of a Bomb Girl isn't usually glamourous. But Maggie is getting married, so she is going to make sure her wedding day  is  - even if she does have to spend every other day slaving on the factory floor.  This blasted factory was not what Julia had in mind either. She had always dreamed of attending Oxford University rather than getting her hands dirty and the easy laughter of the other women intimidate her terribly.  But they are all here together in this munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, sharing firsts, pitching in and getting on. Despite rationing, dangerous hard work and new situations these Bomb Girls are going to do their best at work, and in love.

THE BOMB GIRL BRIDES

Saga, 400 pages, Penguin, June 2018

It's 1944 and Britain is a country at war. The young women of the Phoenix munitions factory are giving their all to the cause, but romance is beckoning...

The life of a Bomb Girl isn't usually glamourous. But Maggie is getting married, so she is going to make sure her wedding day is - even if she does have to spend every other day slaving on the factory floor.

This blasted factory was not what Julia had in mind either. She had always dreamed of attending Oxford University rather than getting her hands dirty and the easy laughter of the other women intimidate her terribly.

But they are all here together in this munitions factory in a Lancashire mill town, sharing firsts, pitching in and getting on. Despite rationing, dangerous hard work and new situations these Bomb Girls are going to do their best at work, and in love.