Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War

by Virginia Nicholson | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 014103789X Global Overview for this book
Registered by AgnesXNitt of Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 3/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by AgnesXNitt from Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 19, 2012
''Ambitious, humane and absorbing...this book could not be better' Spectator
'A deeply satisfying chronicle of women's lives at a time when this nation was tested as never before. Introduces you to hundreds of wonderful women - a magnificient regiment - you wish you had met in the flesh, and when you close it you feel enlarged as well as amazed by their experiences. Women were fire-watchers, ARP workings, first-aiders, ambulance drivers, police officers, messengers, transport, demolition and repair workers. A rich, entwined narrative, which moves in and out of the lives of an absorbing cast of characters during ten years' - Daily Mail
'A magnificent work of social history written with passion and panache' - Daily Express
'Splendid. Using diaries, autobiographies, memoirs and interviews, Nicholson charts the work, the lives, the relationships and the emotions of typists, factory workers, housewives, debutantes and artists working as nurses, in the services, in intelligence, in factories, on the land and as codebreakers. A tremendous achievement.' - The Observer
'A deeply moving account of female courage both at home and overseas. The joy of Nicholson's book is the way she has plaited scores of individuals into a richly textured account of the many forms that female courage can take.' Mail on Sunday'

Bought for £3.99 in Huntingdon branch of Sainsbury's. I really enjoyed the author's 'The Perfect Summer' about the summer of 1911 after which it became obvious the Great War could no longer be avoided, and 'Singled Out: What Two Million Women Did Without Men After The First World War', and so far this new book is proving just as fascinating and instructive.

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