Poor Girls

Poor Girls

by Clare Whitfield
Poor Girls

Poor Girls

by Clare Whitfield


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We were never destined to have anything – so you know what we did?
We took it anyway.

1922. 20-year-old Eleanor Mackridge is horrified by the future mapped out for her – to serve the upper classes or find a man to marry (preferably kind). She 'proved useful' working in a munitions factory during the war – handling explosives – but now, society is returning to normal and women are being put back in their place.

But Eleanor has never paid attention to what society expects of her. When she crosses paths with a member of the notorious female-led gang the Forty Elephants, she is in awe of these bold women who wear diamonds and fur, drink champagne and gin, who take what they want without asking. Now, she sees a new future for herself: she can serve, marry – or steal.

After all, men will only let you down. Diamonds are forever.

In Poor Girls, Clare Whitfield exposes the hidden underbelly of the 'roaring twenties', perfect for fans of Sara Collins, The Unspeakable Acts of Zina Pavlou and Weyward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781837930869
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/18/2025
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Clare Whitfield was born in 1978 in Morden (at the bottom of the Northern line) in Greater London. After university she worked at a publishing company before going on to hold various positions in buying and marketing. She now lives in Hampshire with her family. Her debut novel, People of Abandoned Character, won the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award and is also published by Head of Zeus.
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