James Maloney

James Maloney is a former national newspaper showbiz editor and has worked in senior roles on several magazines.He is now a freelance showbusiness journalist who writes for various publications in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

He has written books on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as one examining the stories behind 100 historic newspaper headlines.

His book The Sisters of Battle Road is a heart-warming story about the life of his mother and aunts, six sisters who were evacuated during the Second World War.


The Sisters of Battle Road

James Maloney

The true story of six ordinary sisters in extraordinary times.

In 1939, Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Little did they know what was in store for them or how their lives would change.

From the trials and tribulations of leaving London, the destructive horror of the Blitz and terrible family tragedy to tea dances, romance and the triumphs of making a new life in the country, The Sisters of Battle Road is the compelling true story of six ordinary girls who carved out a life in extraordinary wartime circumstances.

Today, the six young girls – Mary, Anne, Sheila, Pat, Joan and Kath – are six remarkable women who have lived to tell their tale of sisterhood and its unbreakable bonds in the shadow of the Second World War.