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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. 3w
arlenefinnigan Perfect! 3w
Laura317 My hometown! 3w
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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 3w
squirrelbrain Sometimes life (for that read ‘work‘) gets in the way of Litsy doesn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! How dare it? 3w
arlenefinnigan Love the cover! 3w
AmyRebecca Yes, beautiful colors on the cover 3w
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Our Gracie. Couldn't hold a tune in a bucket, mind. #TheThingummyBob #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen

TrishB 😂😂 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for an awesome month of music and commentaries 😘This was really FUN ❣️ 3w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen thank you for the opportunity 😉 3w
julesG 😂😂 3w
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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 ❤️ 3w
julesG 😁👍❤️ 3w
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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? 3w
Cinfhen 💪🏽 3w
arlenefinnigan Miss Shilling's Orifice 😂 3w
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#thethingummybob #redroseseptember
Pic from internet 😁 she had quite a life.

Cinfhen Good for her 🙌🏻 3w
Bookwomble Oh, my nana *loved* Gracie Fields ??❤ A down-to-earth Lancashire lass was "Our Gracie" ? 3w
arlenefinnigan They've got a statue of her in Rochdale. Photo to follow.... 3w
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. 3w
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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 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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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 💕 3w
Cinfhen Hope you‘ll all join in for #SoaringScores beginning Tue, October 1 with my musical Captain @CrowCAH ❣️❣️❣️ 3w
KarenUK I still say that phrase sometimes! 🤦‍♀️ 3w
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Cinfhen I‘ve always said you are an #OldSoul @KarenUK 😘😘 3w
Crazeedi @KarenUK omg, so do I 🙄 3w
Crazeedi Or thingamajig (I say it a lot too) 3w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen aye aye! ⚓️ 3w
arlenefinnigan Good work! 3w
Reviewsbylola Book Depository canceled my order of this book. 😭 That‘s never happened to me before! 3w
Cinfhen That‘s odd @Reviewsbylola do you want my copy now??? It‘s still available 😊 3w
Reviewsbylola I thought so too! No worries, I got a copy from Abe Books! 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve used Abe / I had hit or miss experience with them @Reviewsbylola but their prices are really good 😁Hope it arrives soon 3w
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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 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
arlenefinnigan Good choice! 3w
readordierachel Nice! I enjoyed this quite a bit 2w
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