Facebook: Shirley Mann Author
) I am a former journalist who worked across newspapers and BBC radio and TV. At the age of 60, I decided to try to recreate the story of my parents’ wartime romance – my mum was a WAAF in Bomber Command and my dad was in the Eighth Army – in my first novel, ‘Lily’s War.’
That led to a deal with publishers, Bonnier Books for more books, starting with ‘Bobby’s War’ about an ATA pilot and then ‘Hannah’s War’ about a Land Army girl.
I travelled the country to interview some amazing women for their anecdotes and stories and I love weaving that authenticity into what I hope are ‘page-turners’ and I feel proud when people say the books bring to life the legacy of those wonderfully strong women. They certainly deserve the recognition.