Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Kate Thompson and I’m a journalist, author and ghostwriter.

My latest novel, The Wedding Girls, which depicts the vibrancy, glamour and escapism of pre-war weddings, is on sale now.

Warm wishes and happy reading,


My books in the press

Click here to read about the brides who beat Hitler.

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to read about brides of poverty-stricken 1930s and 1940s Britain reveal their Hollywood glamour wedding portraits.

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to read about the post-war brides who refused to let grinding poverty stop them looking like movie stars on their big day.


Click here to meet the brave wartime women who sang and stitched their way to victory.


Click here to read about the night a mob of raging mothers tried to lynch a Nazi pilot.


Click here to read how Dot sang her way through Hitler's bombs.


Click here to read Kate's interview with Sew Magazine about Singer Girls.


Click here to read about the women's sewing circles that helped Britain win the war.


Click here to read about about the unsung heroes of the Blitz.


Watch Kate talk about Secrets of the Sewing Bee:

The Story Behind The Story

Please click here to find out how I came to write the book


Meet the real-life Singer Girls

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