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Girls at War

Author : Ann Turnbull
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When Josie goes to stay with her cousin Edith, she’s glad to be starting a new life away from the shame that has haunted her family since her brother chose not to fight in the war. But Edith’s friends keep teasing a shy classmate, and when the bullying goes too far Josie faces a dilemma: if she takes a stand, will Edith tell everyone her secret? A deeply moving account of one girl’s quiet courage set amidst of the terror of the Blitz during the Second World War. This book was previously published as Historical House: Josie Under Fire.

The Kew Gardens Girls at War

Author : Posy Lovell
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A heartwarming historical novel about women in wartime, inspired by the real-life events at Kew Gardens. When Daisy Turner's new husband joins the RAF to fight the Battle of Britain, she's terrified she's going to lose him. So when her mother Ivy suggests she joins the gardeners at Kew to keep busy, Daisy's intrigued. After all, Ivy worked at Kew during the last war and made lifelong friends along the way. Ivy's friend, Louisa Armitage, is feeling old and useless at her Kent home, wishing she could return to Kew and do her bit for the war effort. Tensions are rising between Louisa and her pacifist husband, as they argue over their nephew Christopher, who's enlisted. But Louisa's not ready to hang up her gardening gloves yet, and she's soon on her way to Kew with an idea that could really make a difference. Meanwhile Beth Sanderson is furious after her father stops her applying to medical school. Angry and frustrated, she applies to a new wartime role at Kew Gardens, alongside her doctor friend Gus Campbell. But the committee is run by men and Beth is asked to take a job a gardener instead, running a demonstration allotment with new friend Daisy. As the bombs fall on a Blitz-stricken London she finds herself torn between Gus, and her boyfriend Paul. Can Gus and Beth overcome the racism of wartime Britain to be together? When tragedy hits, the women are forced to come together to support each other through their darkest hours. But can the Kew Gardens Girls survive the horrors of war-torn London this time?

The Biscuit Factory Girls at War

Author : Elsie Mason
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Home is where the heart is... Beryl was the first Farley clan bride, finding a home in the arms of loving, attentive, elder son Tony. Yet even now, wrapped in Tony's embrace, Beryl has never quite been able to forget the past she ran away from, nor the shocking family secret she tried to bury. With Tony away fighting the Jerries alongside his brothers, it's up to Beryl and her sisters-in-law to keep the family afloat. Hard, gruelling work doesn't faze her, but the sudden arrival of a devastating letter does... Will Beryl be able to hold her family together and face up to her past? Or will the war take away the one thing she holds most dear - the one person she never thought she deserved? The perfect family saga, set on the Newcastle streets that inspired Catherine Cookson's bestselling classic The Fifteen Streets - This is the second in brand new series for fans of Nancy Revell, Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles. * * * * * * * Readers are LOVING the first Biscuit Factory Girls saga... "Could not put it down" 5* "A brilliant story from a brilliant author" 5* "I enjoyed every bit of this book" 5* "The end had me in tears" 5* "Stays with you long after you've turned the last page" 5*

Bondage Girls at War

Author : Ron Wilber
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Ambulance Girls At War

Author : Deborah Burrows
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Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born and now lives in the glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver, finding joy both in helping the wounded during the Blitz and also in her friends among the other drivers in the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Maisie is at the Cafe de Paris nightclub when it is bombed. In the chaos, she attempts to help an injured man, and by this charitable act she becomes mixed up in what may well be a murder. A series of incidents, all connected to a handsome, arrogant American, throw Maisie's life into a dangerous spin. Is anything what it seems in wartime? With one serious misjudgement, Maisie risks losing everything she holds dear...

Shipyard Girls at War

Author : Nancy Revell
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THE SECOND SHIPYARD GIRLS NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NANCY REVELL. ‘Nancy Revell knows how to stir the passions and soothe the heart!’ Northern Echo *********** 1941: it takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head-welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty. Gloria is hiding her own little secret – one that if found out, could not only threaten her job, but her life. And the shipyards are proving tougher than Polly ever imagined, while she waits for her man to return home safely. Join the shipyard girls as they journey through the hardships of life, love and war. Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: 'the author is one to watch' Sun ‘A brilliant read’ Take a Break ‘Well-drawn, believable characters combined with a storyline to keep you turning the pages’ Woman

Girls at War

Author : Chinua Achebe
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Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

Girls at War and Other Stories

Author : Chinua Achebe
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Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Girl at War

Author : Sara Novic
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 Growing up in Zagreb in the summer of 1991, 10-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy; she runs the streets with her best friend, Luka, helps take care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But when civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, football games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnians tragically changes Ana's life, and she is lost to a world of genocide and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival. Ten years later she returns to Croatia, a young woman struggling to belong to either country, forced to confront the trauma of her past and rediscover the place that was once her home.

The Glasgow Girl at War

Author : Eileen Ramsay
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The next heartwarming saga novel from Eileen Ramsay, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Donna Douglas. 1930s Scotland. Growing up in a convent in Glasgow, Ferelith Gallagher dreams of bigger and better things. With no money behind her, and no family to speak of, she travels to Edinburgh to study to be a lawyer - a brave choice for a woman in the 1930s. And when she falls in love with a young fellow student, she thinks she's finally found a home. But after a brief and disastrous marriage, Ferelith swears she is through with love, and buries herself in her studies, striving to become the first female senior advocate in Scottish history. But when she finally meets a man she knows she could be happy with, Ferelith finds herself torn between love and her career. When war breaks out, she knows life will never be the same again . . . Previously published as The Quality of Mercy.

The Biafran War in Achebe s Girls at War

Author : Ahmed Fidouh
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The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War

Author : Elaine Roberts
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Swapping books for the bomb factory takes courage – and could be dangerous. Working at the Foyles bookshop was Molly Cooper's dream job. But with the country at war she's determined to do her bit. So Molly gathers her courage, and sets off for the East End and her first day working at Silvertown munitions factory... It's hard manual labour, and Molly must face the trials and tribulations of being the 'new girl' at the munitions factory, as well as the relentless physical work. The happy-ever-afters Molly read about in the pages of her beloved books have been lost to the war. And yet the munitions girls unite through their sense of duty and friendships that blossom in the most unlikely of settings... Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Rosie Hendry. Look out for the next in the Elaine Roberts' heartwarming series The Foyles Girls series, Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop, coming soon!

Modernity and Tradition in Chinua Achebe s Girls at War and Ngugi Wa Thiong o s A Meeting in the Dark

Author : Ana María Leiva Aguilera
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Literature Review from the year 2015 in the subject Literature - Africa, grade: A, University of Jaén, language: English, abstract: The aim of this essay is to analyse two short African stories, each of them belonging to different areas. I will be focusing my attention on Chinua Achebe from Nigeria (West Africa), author of the short story “Girls at War”, and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s “A Meeting in the Dark”, from Kenya (East Africa). Nonetheless, both short stories share an important contrast between modernity (as a result of European influence on the part of colonizers) and tradition (the combination of cultural and social features characterizing African people’s identity). Language acts as another element which divides tradition (aboriginal languages) and modernity (language of the colonizer): Ngugui wa Thiong’o supported the unique use of African languages in literature but it was after he wrote this story, which he wrote in English. He said that the language of the colonizer was a symbol of his identity, a way of accepting European culture. On the contrary, Achebe decided to write in English because he wanted to address to the whole nation by means of a central language. He even considered that the use of English opened up more opportunities for his message to be read throughout Europe. This Western cultural background and clash between European and original African identities results in the concept of cultural syncretism, which will be a key concept for this analysis. These short stories are written literary proof of how African people found themselves in a constant fight to keep their original believes and traditions, trying to achieve success through European literacy but never being accepted as fully Westernized, nor as fully Africans anymore.

Girls at War Girls on the Up

Author : Ann Turnbull
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"1969 -- Andie dreams of becoming an artist, and is inspired by the upcoming moon landing. But her life in London is under threat; can she find the courage to reach for the stars?" --Page 4 of cover.

A Stylistic Analysis of Selected Stories in Achebe s Girls At War And Other Stories

Author : Chidinma Dike
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Seminar paper from the year 2020 in the subject Literature - Africa, language: English, abstract: This study aims at carrying out a stylistic analysis of selected short stories from Achebe's Girls at War and other stories. Stylistics, a combination of style and literature is a discipline which has been approached in different ways by different scholars both in linguistic studies and literary studies; it is a borderline discipline between linguistics and literature thus its definition varies based on the theory adopted. For better understanding, there is the need to explain what style is before defining the term stylistics. Style is got from the Latin word "Stilus" which means "a pointed instrument for writing on waxed tablets and has, in modern times, been associated with a way or manner of writing or speaking" (Otagburuagu et al 35). Style has also been defined as the description and analysis of the variability forms of linguistic items in actual language use. It is the manner or mode of expressing one's thought in language. A creative artist expresses his feeling, thought, ideas and vision through language and his unique way of using language to convey his feelings is what is called style (E.J. Otagburuagu et al 2014:35). Leech and Michael in E.J. Otagburuagu et al 2014 define style as "the linguistic characteristics of a particular text". According to Otagburuagu et al, Katie in her book, A Dictionary of Stylistics (1989) classifies style into the following: style as personal idiosyncrasy, style as a technique of expression and style as the highest achievement of literature. Stylistics has been defined as a study of the different styles that are present in either a given utterance or a written text or document. Stylistics is derived from the word style and it concerns itself with the study of the techniques and manner in which people express their thought both in speech and writing. Stylistics deals with a wide range of language varieties and styles that th

Wives at War and Other Stories

Author : Flora Nwapa
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A collection of stories centred around women fighting heroic wars.

The Glasgow Girl at War

Author : Eileen Ainsworth Ramsay
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1930s Scotland. Ferelith Gallagher has been brought up in a convent in Glasgow, but dreams of bigger and better things. With no money behind her, and no family to speak of, she travels to Edinburgh to study to be a lawyer - a brave choice for a woman in the 1930s. But then she meets a young man who sweeps her off her feet. After a brief and disastrous marriage, Ferelith swears she is done with love, and buries herself in her studies, working hard to become the first female senior advocate in Scottish history. But when she falls in love a second time, she finds herself torn between love and her career. And then war breaks out, and life will never be the same again . . .

A Girl at War

Author : Lilia Amadio
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Giustina's young married life is torn apart when Mussolini takes Italy into the Second World War in 1940. Her husband is conscripted, falls ill, is invalided out of the North African campaign, and dies in a military hospital in Naples. Left with a young son and ageing parents, Giustina is forced to work as an agricultural labourer. Soon, however, she is drawn into the anti-Fascist Resistance by a friend of her husband's and is involved in several daring, dangerous missions, during the course of which she meets Giulio, a man from a very different class and background. The War takes him away to a different theatre, but she never forgets him. Three years later, after the end of the War, however, she returns home from work one day to find a strange car parked near her house...

American Women in a World at War

Author : Judy Barrett Litoff
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This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on the home front to preparing for the postwar world. By providing evidence of their active and resourceful roles in the war effort as workers, wives, and mothers, these women offer eloquent testimony that World War II was indeed everybody's war. Litoff and Smith combine pieces by well-known writers, such as Margaret Culkin Banning and Nancy Wilson Ross, with important-but largely forgotten-personal accounts by ordinary women living in extraordinary times. This volume is divided into the six sections listed below: Preparing for War In the Military At 'Far-Flung' Fronts On the Home Front War Jobs Preparing for the Postwar World

The Pepper Girls at War

Author : Sandra Savage
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Lexie and Nancy's lives are changed by the advent of World War 2 and Annie Pepper herself is forced by circumstances to review her relationship with Billy Dawson. Despite trying to get away from the hurt of her past love, Robbie Robertson, Lexie finds the fates pulling her back, while Nancy has to decide if life with her husband is what she wants