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Joanna Toye

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Joanna Toye joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for an exclusive interview. Joanna Toye was a writer on the BBC Radio 4's The Archers for 35 years. She joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss The Death of Grace Archer, an audio collection featuring archive editions of the world's longest-running soap opera. It also features Joanna Toye's radio play Dead Girls Tell No Tales, which was written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the dramatic death of Grace Archer and reveals the truth about why she had to die.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

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A Store at War

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It’s 1941 and as the air raid sirens blare, Lily Collins is starting work in Midlands department store Marlow’s.  She learns the ropes from her sophisticated boss Miss Frobisher alongside shy fellow junior Gladys. But her friendship with young salesman Jim draws her into a swirl of secrets. And with the war progressing to crisis point, Cedric Marlow and his staff must battle nightly bombings and the absence of loved ones to keep going.  A Store at War weaves together a strong sense of community with a vivid evocation of a time when every man, woman and child was doing their bit.

©2019 Joanna Toye (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Olivia Dowd
Author: Joanna Toye
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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Wartime for the Shop Girls

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War brings changes three friends could never foresee...  It’s 1942 and as shortages of staff – and goods – begin to bite, young Lily Collins is nervously stepping up to sales junior at Marlow’s department store. Bombs are still falling and Lily and fellow shop girls Gladys and Beryl need a stiff upper lip to wave boyfriends, husbands and brothers goodbye, especially with a baby on the way and grim news on the wireless.  Jim, who works with Lily at the store, seems restless and nothing can prepare Lily for the secrets that come tumbling out when her favourite brother comes home on leave.... Somehow, she must keep smiling through. Community, family and friends rally round as her home town – and the whole country – is tested once again.

©2019 Joanna Toye (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Becky Wright
Author: Joanna Toye
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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The Victory Girls

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The new book in the heart-warming WW2 family saga series!        Spring 1944. As the Allied forces push closer to longed-for victory, Lily Collins yearns to join up and do her bit. But her best friend Gladys faces having her first baby alone, with her beloved Bill back with the navy. And their other great friend, Beryl, is run off her feet building her bridal-hire business amid the bomb damage. Yet for Lily, no amount of helping with a new batch of evacuees matches up to the lure of the ATS. And while wedding bells are ringing for others at Marlows Department Store, where the girls met, will they be heard for Lily and her young man, Jim – or does fate have another twist in store? Lily, Beryl and Gladys must once again face the challenges of war to claim the happiness they all deserve.

©2021 Joanna Toye (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Becky Wright
Author: Joanna Toye
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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Heartache for the Shop Girls

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The new audiobook in the heart-warming WWII family saga series! Summer 1942. Despite grim reports on the wireless and rationing hitting hard, Lily Collins and her fellow shop girls from Marlow’s department store are determined to put out the bunting for a family party. But Beryl’s husband, Les, returns from North Africa a changed man, and Gladys worries for her own fiancé’s safety.  The store is losing staff to the war effort, and Lily’s young man, Jim, is torn over where his duty lies. Then comes the knock on the door that everyone dreads. Lily’s family, always the heart of her world, is rocked to the core. The small Midlands town - and Lily’s beloved Marlow’s - must face its greatest challenge yet.

©2020 Joanna Toye (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: Becky Wright
Author: Joanna Toye
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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