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A moving collection of the untold stories of women in the First World War from nine much-loved authors.
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.
About the Authors
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.
"A thought provoking collection... it's quite a feat to have so many prize winning authors together, each producing such diverse stories."
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th June 2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Edition Number: 1