In The Spitfire Girls (Transworld, Aug 2019), the latest novel from saga author Jenny Holmes, a brave team of female pilots is being built in the Air Transport Auxiliary. Mary fears her humble background will hold her back; glamorous Angela is set to be the next star of recruitment posters; Bobbie's only experience is flying her father's plane; and Jean has swapped teaching school children for dodging enemy fire. Thrown together, the girls soon find affairs of the heart can be just as dangerous as attacks from the skies.
Jenny’s links with Yorkshire, where she lives, date back through many generations. She draws on her family’s experiences for her novels: her mother served in the Land Army during WWII, her aunts were pharmacists and shop-workers, and her grandfather worked as a village blacksmith and pub landlord. Jenny also writes children’s books as Jenny Oldfield, and her books have been adapted for the BBC and ITV.