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Friday, 1 August 2014


I'm thrilled to announce that my debut novel Baggy Pants and Bootees will be out in paperback in September with a great new cover design.

Reaching number 89 in the Amazon military romance category when it was launched as an e-book in February this year,  Baggy Pants and Bootees received five star reviews from  both sides of the Atlantic.
The book contrasts  sensitive issues  such as illegitimacy and child neglect in post-war Britain with the emerging male chauvinism  of the 'swinging sixties.'  Here's what it's all about:
When war baby Sophie joins the macho world of 1960s journalism she’s determined to prove that she’s ‘one of the boys.’ Until a phone call from her estranged mother after years of guilt and torment sets Sophie on a quest to uncover the secret of her birth.
Was her father the all-American soldier she dreamt of when she was a child, or someone far more sinister? This is the story the ambitious reporter was destined to write.
Helped by the charming but mysterious David, Sophie uncovers a heartbroken wartime orphan, a GI romance and a terrifying rape that leads to an innocent man’s court martial – and finds clues to her own unhappy childhood.
Torn between her secret love for Steve, the newspaper’s most eligible bachelor, and her desire to know who she really is, Sophie follows David to find her father.  Only when faced with the startling truth can she accept the tragedy of love, loss and betrayal and begin a very different kind of future.

Baggy Pants and Bootees is available for pre-order  as a paperback or as an updated e-book version now from here

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Anonymous said...

What an amazing read- iread your e book and just could not stop reading and I will certainly be buying your new look paperback.By the way I really like your new blog. good luck with all of it.

Guernsey Girl said...

Thanks so much - it's really good to have such positive feedback. I can't wait to reveal the new cover!

Barbara Fisher said...

Congratulations Marilyn, how exciting for you. I love the title! I’m a bit of an old-fashioned girl and much prefer a ‘real’ book, so will be looking out for this. Will it be available in the shops or only online? I buy lots from Amazon so it’s not a problem I was just wondering if I might see it in my local Smiths.

Elaineyross said...

Fantastic news Marilyn! I'm so pleased for you. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Xx

Guernsey Girl said...

Hello Barbara - lovely to hear from you. It will definitely be available from Amazon and some local bookshops, though I'm not sure about Smiths I'd be delighted if you bought a copy.
I'll let you know as soon as I have a

Guernsey Girl said...

After all your brilliant support, Elaine, I think your copy's on me!

Guernsey Girl said...

After all your brilliant support, Elaine, I think your copy's on me!