Popular Thurrock novelist’s lates book The Tilbury Poppies

A THURROCK novelist is set to publish her much anticipated third novel and again it is based in the Thurrock area.

Sue Wilsher

Sue Wilsher’s novel is described as follows: “Lily is a housemaid up at St Clere’s Hall. But times are changing with the outbreak of war. With a husband bent on signing up for the trenches and a lecherous master of the house, Lily is forced to leave.

Doing her bit for the war effort – and bringing in more money for the family – Lily goes to work in a factory making explosives to send to the trenches. It’s a hard job. The munitionettes must face terrible working conditions, the constant danger of accidents and air strikes and a patronising, self-serving boss. And then someone she never wanted to see there arrives. Lady Charlotte, the pampered daughter of the Hall, joins the factory as a supervisor…

Lily and Charlotte have choices they never had before – but in the shadow of the Great War, can the factory girls work together for a better future?

Praise for Sue Wilsher

Packed with drama, dark humour and shocking truths about life for working class women nearly 60 years ago, When My Ship Comes In is a compelling first novel, a gritty page-turner… a must-read for all women’s fiction fans, and for book clubs and discussion groups everywhere.
– Lancashire Evening Post

A gripping page-turner about resilience, hope and the triumph of the human spirit readers will not be able to put down.
– Bookish Jottings

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