Writing as POLLY HERON


As Polly Heron, I am writing a series of sagas set in Manchester the early 1920s. Both the series and the first book are called THE SURPLUS GIRLS.


To find out more, you can visit Polly's website, pollyheron.co.uk   



Here are the paperback and audiobook covers:





Manchester, January 1922.


Belinda Layton is a surplus girl - one of the many young women whose dreams of marriage perished in the Great War, with the death of her beloved fiancé Ben. After four years of mourning, she finally feels ready to face whatever her future holds without him. But Ben's mother and grandmother, with whom Belinda lives, can't countenance her putting him to rest, while her own family - well, all they care about is getting hold of her meagre factory wages.


When Belinda joins a secretarial class to try to better herself, little does she imagine that it will open up a whole new world to her. For not only does she learn to type, but she meets the beguiling bookshop owner Richard Carson... and falls head over heels in love. But who is this man to whom she has entrusted with her heart, and what does he really want?


As Belinda fights to follow her dreams, can she move forwards from all the devastation and loss, and take a chance at happiness?



Click here to visit Polly Heron's author page on Amazon


The Surplus Girls on UK Kindle and in UK paperback


For American, Canadian and Australian purchasing links, please visit Polly's website



More about The Surplus Girls

To find out more about two important characters in the series, Prudence and Patience Hesketh, who set up the night-school for surplus girls to learn office skills, click here


To find out more about my writing process, including how I developed Belinda's character, click here.


To see what publication day was like, click here