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Wartime Women : A Mass Observation Anthology - Dorothy Sheridan

Wartime Women

A Mass Observation Anthology

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9781842126172
Number Of Pages: 288

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These fascinating essays provide unique and unrivaled insight into women’s minds and experiences during World War Two. Set up in 1937, the Mass-Observation organization aimed to record everyday life in Britain during that difficult period. From its astonishingly rich archives comes an anthology that asks whether the war actually liberated women and provided the opportunity that many expected. The extracts include research reports, letters, diaries, and detailed questionnaires, and come from an enormous range of contributors, from a fish-and-chip shop employee in Birmingham to a 17-year-old schoolgirl.


“Irresistible reading.”—Sunday Times


“A list of treasures here presented could continue almost indefinitely...a wonderful book...”—Times Literary Supplement

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'Irresistible reading. The only defect of this anthology is that it is not twice as long' [JOHN CAREY on SPEAK FOR YOURSELF] 'A list of treasures here presented could continue almost indefinitely. This is a wonderful book and it is much hoped that it is only the first of several further sections' [TLS]

ISBN: 9781842126172
ISBN-10: 1842126172
Series: Women in History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2