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FIONA FORD

Agent: Kate Burke

Biography: Fiona Ford is an experienced freelance journalist and prolific novelist. She has written for weekly women’s magazines for the past fifteen years and is the author of six novels – two under the penname Fiona Harrison, A PUG LIKE PERCY and A PUPPY CALLED HUGO (HQ, 2017), two WW2 sagas for Orion (THE SPARK GIRL and A WARTIME PROMISE) and now a new series set during the Second World War, the first of which, CHRISTMAS AT LIBERTY’S (Penguin Random House), was a bestseller in 2018. She has two novels being published in 2019 – THE LIBERTY GIRLS (Penguin Random House) and a slice of contemporary women’s fiction, THE TIME OF OUR LIVES (Head of Zeus).

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THE LIBERTY GIRLS Fiction, 384 pages, Arrow, 2019  March, 1942: new mother Alice Milward is itching to return to her job as a shop assistant at Liberty’s.  Despite her husband still being missing in action, Alice is determined to give baby Arthur the best possible start. She soon settles back into the rhythm of life on the shop floor, and the Liberty Girls rally to help keep everything on an even keel.  But when the American GIs start swarming into London, there are more complications to come. And each of the Liberty Girls has their own impossible storm to weather.  As they each fight their battles on the home front, only their close friendship will give them the strength they need to carry on.

THE LIBERTY GIRLS
Fiction, 384 pages, Arrow, 2019

March, 1942: new mother Alice Milward is itching to return to her job as a shop assistant at Liberty’s.

Despite her husband still being missing in action, Alice is determined to give baby Arthur the best possible start. She soon settles back into the rhythm of life on the shop floor, and the Liberty Girls rally to help keep everything on an even keel.

But when the American GIs start swarming into London, there are more complications to come. And each of the Liberty Girls has their own impossible storm to weather.

As they each fight their battles on the home front, only their close friendship will give them the strength they need to carry on.

CHRISTMAS AT LIBERTY’S Fiction, 368 pages, Arrow, 2018  September, 1941: Mary arrives in war-torn London nursing a broken heart and a painful secret.  When she is offered her dream post as an assistant in the fabric department at Liberty store, she knows this is the fresh start she needs. Amid the store’s vibrant prints and sumptuous interiors, Mary finds a new family who can help her to heal.  But not everyone will give Mary such a warm welcome, and the trauma of her past will soon catch up with her.  As Mary and the Liberty Girls endure the heartache and uncertainty of war, it will take a steady heart to keep the magic of Christmas alive.

CHRISTMAS AT LIBERTY’S
Fiction, 368 pages, Arrow, 2018

September, 1941: Mary arrives in war-torn London nursing a broken heart and a painful secret.

When she is offered her dream post as an assistant in the fabric department at Liberty store, she knows this is the fresh start she needs. Amid the store’s vibrant prints and sumptuous interiors, Mary finds a new family who can help her to heal.

But not everyone will give Mary such a warm welcome, and the trauma of her past will soon catch up with her.

As Mary and the Liberty Girls endure the heartache and uncertainty of war, it will take a steady heart to keep the magic of Christmas alive.