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The Shop Girls – Betty’s story

I suggest you have a box of tissues handy when you read Betty’s story from The Shop Girls, it is a real tear jerker and available today on Kindle. My heart went out to hard working Betty, she faced many knocks in life, being brought up by a strict, cold father who made her life a misery. Her unhappiness at home was so great that she tried to sign up for the ATS on her 17th birthday – but was...
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The Shop Girls – Irene’s story

Unbelievably, my shop girl Irene is 93 years-old and amazes me with her energy and youthful vigour. She called me a couple of days ago to say she had been to Newmarket Races at the weekend – and had backed the first three winners! I imagine it was that kind of exuberance that attracted her to her boss, Herbert Heyworth, a complex man who the shop girls either loved or loathed, preferring...
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