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War Girls

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 1914- war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war. Through these and other tales, War Girls presents a moving portrait of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.
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A moving collection of the untold stories of women in the First World War from nine much-loved authors.

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Ad le Geras (Author) ADELE GERAS was born in Jerusalem and travelled widely as a child. She started writing over twenty-five years ago and has published more than 80 titles. Ithaka was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Chirldren's Book Award. She lives in Manchester with her husband and has two grown-up daughters and two grandchildren. Melvin Burgess (Author) Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk. Berlie Doherty (Author) Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice- in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children'


"War Girls gathers together some of the finest writers for older readers to bring to life the impact the First World War had on women... Excellent" -- Marilyn Brocklehurst * The Bookseller * "Remarkable collection of powerfully moving stories." * Ham & High * "Nine stories, making good starting points for discussions of themes like courage, loss and social attitudes." * The Herald (Glasgow) * "A thought provoking collection... it's quite a feat to have so many prize winning authors together, each producing such diverse stories." * Books for Keeps * "Remarkable collection...powerfuly moving." * Wood & Vale *

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