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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Adele Geras was born in Jerusalem on March 15th, 1944. Her father was in the Colonial Office, so she moved around all over the place while she was very young: Nigeria, North Borneo, the Gambia. She attended boarding-school in England (Roedean) from the age of 11. After Roedean she graduated from St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has worked as an actress aMore about Adele Geras
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.More about Melvin Burgess
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Multi-award winning and hugely popular Irish 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 [url=https://toppsta.com/books/d
Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Her brilliant historical novels have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. At The Sign of the Sugared Plum was selected as part of the 2010 Booked Up scheme and Fallen Grace has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011.More about Mary Hooper
Matthew Whyman is best known as the agony uncle for Bliss and AOL, and as a frank spokesman on teen and relationship issues. He has written numerous health awareness campaigns, for Radio One, The Health Education Authority and Brook Advisory, and was an advisor on youth issues to the Government's Chief Medical Officer. Matt is also part of the award-winningMore about Matt Whyman
Formerly a librarian, Theresa's first book, Simon's Challenge, won the Young Book Trust Fidler Award for new writers. She was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Whispers in the Graveyard, and Remembrance, her tale of young people in the First World War, was selected for the American Library Assocaiation's Best Books for Young adults.More about Theresa Breslin
Sally Nicholls is the highly-acclaimed author of Ways to Live Forever which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, among many others. Her most recent title An Island of Our Own was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Costa Children's Award.More about Sally Nicholls
Rowena House studied Journalism at LSE and spent several years on Fleet Street, reporting for various news agencies. She has lived and worked in France, Africa and Belgium as a Reuter's foreign correspondent and covered the fall of Addis Abeba at the end of Ethiopia's 30-year civil war. She now lives in Devon and works as a freelance journalist. In 2013, RowMore about Rowena House