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A wonderful collection of stories from award-winning authors such as Anne Fine, Melvin Burgess, Adele Geras and Berlie Doherty which captures a wide range of life changing experiences for women living through the great upheaval of the First World War. There’s romance, courage, humour, optimism and excitement all shot through with sadness at the overwhelming loss of life.
1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. 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.
This collection of short stories about the First World War is written from the viewpoint of young women. The stories contain a range of situations, characters and classes, including a brave nurse, and a waitress who uncovers treason. Written by a variety of authors, including Mary Hooper and Melvin Burgess, they completely capture the voice of women at a time of extreme danger and great change. (Ages 11–16)
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
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Author:||Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty, Mary Hooper|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Other Categories:||The First World War|
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 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 ...More About Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty, Mary Hooper