A statue of a lumberjill in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Scotland, celebrates the Women’s Timber Corps, which was created during the second world war. Picture: Alamy

Shelter, Sarah Franklin’s debut novel, imagines life on the land during wartime

Connie is a ‘lumberjill’, Seppe is a POW. Their attempt to build a life together is the heart of this accomplished debut

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A statue of a lumberjill in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Scotland, celebrates the Women’s Timber Corps, which was created during the second world war. Picture: Alamy
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