A St John’s College, Oxford graduate is releasing the final book in her bestselling series centred around women from Birmingham's Cadbury Factory.

Author Annie Murray's new novel 'Homecoming for the Chocolate Girls' follows works such as War Babies', 'Girls in Tin Hats', and popular novels like 'Chocolate Girls', 'Sisters of Gold' and 'Black Country Orphan'.

Born in Berkshire, Ms Murray graduated with a degree in English before writing her debut novel, 'Birmingham Rose', in 1995 which became a Sunday Times bestseller.

Oxford Mail: Annie Murray's Homecoming for the Chocolate GirlsAnnie Murray's Homecoming for the Chocolate Girls (Image: Pan)

In her latest book, the aftermath of the war witnesses the Gilby family's ongoing struggles in 1946 Birmingham.

The narrative focuses on Ann Gilby navigating her newfound status as a divorcee amidst neighbourhood gossip, and daughters Joy and Sheila dealing with war-affected men in their lives.

It follows the emotional growth of Ann's son Martin as he learns about his real father and harbours secrets too.

Previous works by Ms Murray have received significant praise, with Take A Break saying: "This heart-warming story is a gripping read, full of drama, love and compassion."

Meanwhile, Woman's Own described one of Ms Murray's works as "a tale of passion and empathy which will keep you hooked".

The book will be release on April 11 and will cost £8.99.

Ms Murray has four children, all Birmingham-born, and lives near Oxford.