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#RedRoseSeptember (I caught up!🤗)

This book is historical fiction about the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Created as part of The Manhattan Project during WW2, the majority of workers living there didn‘t know they were helping enrich uranium for the atomic bomb. Many women worked on #TheThingummyBob machines & even if they suspected or wondered what they were doing beyond “aiding in the war efforts”—they weren‘t allowed to talk about it.

DebinHawaii The similarly titled non-fiction on the same subject is still in my TBR. 2mo
arlenefinnigan Perfect! 2mo
Laura317 My hometown! 2mo
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The hero of this story collects a lot of #thingummybobs that people have lost...

Cinfhen Hi 👋 missed you these past few days!! #BonusCoverCrush 2mo
squirrelbrain Sometimes life (for that read ‘work‘) gets in the way of Litsy doesn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! How dare it? 2mo
arlenefinnigan Love the cover! 2mo
AmyRebecca Yes, beautiful colors on the cover 2mo
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Our Gracie. Couldn't hold a tune in a bucket, mind. #TheThingummyBob #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen

TrishB 😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for an awesome month of music and commentaries 😘This was really FUN ❣️ 2mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen thank you for the opportunity 😉 2mo
julesG 😂😂 2mo
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If you were thinking I included #TheThingummyBob just so I could post a picture of Thingummy and Bob, you'd be right. #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen And here I thought this song was a Lancashire treasure ❤️ 2mo
julesG 😁👍❤️ 2mo
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Early version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine (which powered the Spitfire & Hurricane) had an issue in negative G force, such as a steep dive, that caused the engine to cut out - quite an issue during a dog-fight! The problem was alleviated by #TheThingummyBob invented by Beatrice Shilling, a small flow restrictor that ensured the carburettor didn‘t flood with fuel. The device became know as Miss Shilling‘s Orifice


Lcsmcat She saved their lives and that‘s the respect they offered her? This is the Greatest Generation? 2mo
Cinfhen 💪🏽 2mo
arlenefinnigan Miss Shilling's Orifice 😂 2mo
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#thethingummybob #redroseseptember
Pic from internet 😁 she had quite a life.

Cinfhen Good for her 🙌🏻 2mo
Bookwomble Oh, my nana *loved* Gracie Fields ??❤ A down-to-earth Lancashire lass was "Our Gracie" ? 2mo
arlenefinnigan They've got a statue of her in Rochdale. Photo to follow.... 2mo
TrishB @Bookwomble @arlenefinnigan reading some interesting stuff about her today. She was nearly actually interned during the war as she was married to an Italian!! She went to America and had to come back without him to carry on her career. 2mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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#Thethingummybob is what one says when one forgets the proper name for something so I‘m gonna link that to the tagged title about a woman with amnesia. I‘ve read two books from Moriarty before- one good one not so good...this one will be the tiebreaker. 🤔 #RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen Good choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
arlenefinnigan Nice! 2mo
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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#RedRoseSeptember Thanks to @EadieB I discovered Gracie Fields (today‘s artist) was born in 1898. Joan Lindsay, author of tagged book was born in 1896; contemporaries 😁 Which might explain why the use of word choice/song choice #TheThingummyBob 😉I‘m guessing it was a popular phrase in 1912 👆🏽
Also a big THANK YOU and shoutout to my September co-host @arlenefinnigan
This month‘s songs highlighting the music of Lancashire was AWESOME 🙌🏻🖤

Cinfhen I know there is still another day left in September but I won‘t be able to post to tomorrow 💕 2mo
Cinfhen Hope you‘ll all join in for #SoaringScores beginning Tue, October 1 with my musical Captain @CrowCAH ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
KarenUK I still say that phrase sometimes! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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Cinfhen I‘ve always said you are an #OldSoul @KarenUK 😘😘 2mo
Crazeedi @KarenUK omg, so do I 🙄 2mo
Crazeedi Or thingamajig (I say it a lot too) 2mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen aye aye! ⚓️ 2mo
arlenefinnigan Good work! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Book Depository canceled my order of this book. 😭 That‘s never happened to me before! 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s odd @Reviewsbylola do you want my copy now??? It‘s still available 😊 2mo
Reviewsbylola I thought so too! No worries, I got a copy from Abe Books! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve used Abe / I had hit or miss experience with them @Reviewsbylola but their prices are really good 😁Hope it arrives soon 2mo
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Last Days of Night | Graham Moore
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I picked up a bargain copy of this last weekend. It's been on my radar since several Littens have written glowing reviews of Moore's book about a lawsuit between George Westinghouse & Thomas Edison over the invention of the light bulb. I'm sure there will be explanations of platinum filament & #thethingummybob that makes it all work.
@arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hehehehe 💡brilliant 🙌🏻I picked up a cheap copy too....but can‘t seem to find it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
arlenefinnigan Good choice! 2mo
readordierachel Nice! I enjoyed this quite a bit 1mo
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