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Millions Like Us
Women’s Lives in War and Peace 1939-1949
by Virginia Nicholson
- Genres: history, war, feminism, womens, historical, research, biography
- Language: english
- Author: Virginia Nicholson
- ISBN: 9780670917785 (0670917788)
- Publisher: Viking
- Release date: June 21, 2011
- Format: hardcover, 336 pages
About The Book
In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women’s Second World War, through a host of individual women’s experiences. We tend to see the Second World War as a man’s war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of “Total War” millions of women — in the Services and on the Home Front — demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. Millions Like Us tells the story of how these women loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again … ‘Vividly entertaining, uplifting and humbling, Millions Like Us deserves to be a bestseller’ Bel Mooney, The Daily Mail ‘Passionate, fascinating, profoundly sympathetic’ Artemis Cooper, Evening Standard Virginia Nicholson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in Yorkshire and Sussex. She studied at Cambridge University and lived abroad in France and Italy, then worked as a documentary researcher for BBC Television. Her books include the acclaimed social history Among the Bohemians — Experiments in Living 1900-1939, and Singled Out — How Two Million Women Survived Without Men after the First World War, both published by Penguin in 2002 and 2007. She is married to a writer, has three children and lives in Sussex.
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