The war is progressing for the Nippies, the girls who work at the Lyons
Corner House in Marble Arch. With the air-raids, rationing and blackouts,
life no longer has the carefree attitude it used to have. But new pain and
pleasure await as everyone decides what effort they can make towards
Jo yearns for Nick, but the burns he sustained when he was shot down are life-changing and need the new procedure of plastic surgery. Will their
marriage ever go ahead? And does Jo want it to? She loses herself in her
new role as lumberjill, one of the women hewing timber for the war effort.
Meanwhile, Phyl has been selected, along with some other trusted
Nippies, for secret work. Far from family and friends, she works with
munitions and tries to forget her desire to be a Wren. Her husband is far
away but she never loses faith that one day they will be reunited...