The Quality Street Girls The Quality Street Girls
Book 1 - Quality Street

The Quality Street Girls

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Publisher Description

A delicious and heartwarming novel featuring the girls working at the nation’s favourite wrapped chocolate factory.

A seasonal delight, inspired by the true story of the Quality Street factory.
At sixteen years old, Irene ‘Reenie’ Calder is delighted to land a seasonal job at Mackintosh’s Quality Street factory but trouble seems to follow her around and it isn’t long before she falls foul of the strict rules.
Diana Moore runs the Toffee Penny line and has worked hard to secure her position, but Diana has a dark secret which if exposed, could cost her not only her job at the factory but her reputation as well.
When a terrible accident puts supply of Quality Street at risk, Reenie and Diana know that everything rests on them, if they are to give everyone a Christmas to remember…

Reviews

‘This novel will give you a craving for toffee pennies’ Sunday Express

‘A lovely nostalgic read’ My Weekly

About the author

Penny Thorpe lives in Yorkshire where she has been the company archivist and historian for her local chocolate factory for more than a decade. She’s worked in libraries, bookshops, offices, a Swiss school, a racecourse, a barber’s shop, a church, and a police station (to name but a few).
Penny is a recognised expert in her field, but still isn’t quite sure how that happened. She has written about the history of confectionery for years and regularly appears on television and radio to talk about the history of Yorkshire, chocolate, coffee, Quakers and food.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
November 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader ,

A Sweet Story

The Quality Street Girls is a sweet story. I enjoyed reading this historical novel which took me back to the late 1930s in Halifax. There are historical references that capture the time period such as King Edward VIII stepping down for the women he loved, Wallace Simpson. Reenie Calder is a go getter with a bright outlook. She has spark and gumption. She is full of ideas which are not well received at the factory. I just loved her enthusiasm. Diana is a strong woman with more responsibility and, of course, her secret. I enjoyed watching these two diverse women evolve. Of course, Frances Roth is a bitter woman (there has to be a villain) who spends her days plotting ways to cause trouble (such a shame). It was interesting learning about the Quality Street chocolates. This is the first novel that I have read by Penny Thorpe and it will not my last. I found The Quality Street Girls to be a fascinating story with mouthwatering confections, family strife, inventive ideas, high spirits, and hard working women.

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