THE TELEPHONE Girls is the latest novel set in yesteryears Bradford from popular saga writer Jenny Holmes.

Jenny’s fourth novel is described as a wonderful story of camaraderie, friendship and triumph over adversity set in the 1930s.

In George Street there is a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls work the complicated electrical switchboards.

Among them are Cynthia, Norma and Millicent, who relish the busy, efficient atmosphere and the independence and friendship their jobs have given them.

But when Millicent connects a telephone call for an old friend and listens to the conversation – breaking one of the telephonists’ main rules – she and her friends become caught up in a story of scandal, corruption murder.

Soon the jobs of all three girls are on the line, Norma’s romance is in ruins, and Millicent is drawn into a world of vice.

In tough times the Telephone Girls will need to call on their friends more than ever.

The Telephone Girls is being published by Corgi at £5.99 in paperback.

The novel is the follow-up to Jenny Holmes’s The Girls Of Albion Lane, The Shop Girls Of Chapel Street and The Midwives Of Raglan Road.