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The Girls from Fitzroy

Author: Jennie Jones  

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An unlikely friendship between two young women from opposite ends of Fitzroy sparks lifechanging transformations they could never have anticipated.


Melbourne, 1945. Born into a well-to-do family, Maggie Johnson wants freedom from her parents' strict conservative beliefs and their unbending desire for her to marry the right sort of man. Instead, Maggie longs to forge her own path in life. Lil Kelly, who lives in the slums, works tirelessly to care for her mother and sister. Lil looks for contentment wherever she can find it, not daring to dream of more.

When their paths cross during the exhilarating celebrations of Victory in the Pacific Day, they form a secret friendship. Determined to help lift Lil out of poverty, Maggie finds herself in need of her friend's help when her own carefully ordered world collapses.

As Maggie discovers the strength and vibrancy within the close-knit community of southern Fitzroy, Lil is inspired to take a chance and look beyond the only life she has ever known.

In a world where destiny is dictated by the street where you were born, can Maggie and Lil find the courage to pursue their dreams and follow their hearts?

'Jennie Jones entwines friendship, family and the class divide into a finely written tale that highlights the importance of love and a meaningful life.' - Mary-Lou Stephens, author of The Chocolate Factory

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About the Author

Jennie Jones has been professionally involved in the arts for most of her life. Theatre by theatre, stage by stage and later book by book, from Wales to London to Auckland to Australia.Jennie lives in Perth, Western Australia and remains a countryfied girl at heart. She has a passion for stately homes and rustic cottages, is fond of collecting too many vintage wares, has numerous pot plants she's learning how to keep alive, and is happiest when writing stories about life, love, and everything between.

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Product Details

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd | HQ Fiction
Published
31st July 2024
Pages
400
ISBN
9781489270764

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