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JOhanna BELL

Agent: Kate Burke

Biography: Johanna is a freelance journalist who has written for national magazines for the past decade. She is currently hard at work on her first novel, THE BOBBY GIRLS, the first in a World War One saga series, due for publication by Hodder in 2019.

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THE BOBBY GIRLS  Saga, 336 pages, Hodder, October 2019  1914. While men fight on the battlefields of France, at home in Britain women are finally seizing their own opportunities to make a difference . . .  Maggie lives a life of privilege and plenty. But she's hiding a dark secret that has the power to ruin her.  Annie just wants to settle down with the man she loves. But she might never see him again.  Sarah is a passionate Suffragette. But all her dreams are about to be put on hold.  Irene is clever, beautiful and proud. But her pride could cost her everything.  Four women - only one thing in common: they have all signed up for the Women Police Volunteers.  As they work to find their feet on the beat, will their friendship get them through the darkest of times?

THE BOBBY GIRLS

Saga, 336 pages, Hodder, October 2019

1914. While men fight on the battlefields of France, at home in Britain women are finally seizing their own opportunities to make a difference . . .

Maggie lives a life of privilege and plenty. But she's hiding a dark secret that has the power to ruin her.

Annie just wants to settle down with the man she loves. But she might never see him again.

Sarah is a passionate Suffragette. But all her dreams are about to be put on hold.

Irene is clever, beautiful and proud. But her pride could cost her everything.

Four women - only one thing in common: they have all signed up for the Women Police Volunteers.

As they work to find their feet on the beat, will their friendship get them through the darkest of times?