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The land girls / Victoria Purman.

The land girls / Victoria Purman.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781489273970 (paperback)
Author Purman, Victoria author.
Title The land girls / Victoria Purman.
Publisher/Date Sydney, NSW : HQ Fiction, 2019.
Pagination etc. 447, 15 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note Melbourne, 1942: War has engulfed Europe, and now the Pacific and Australia, are fighting for their futures. For spinster Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending her dull office job and beloved brother and father, as well as knitting socks for the troops, leaves her relatively content. Then one day a stranger gives her brother a white feather and Flora's anger propels her out of her safe life and into the vineyards of the idyllic Mildura countryside, a member of the Australian Women's Land Army. There she meets Betty, a 17-year-old former shopgirl keen to do her bit for the war effort and support her beloved, and the unlikely Lilian, a well-to-do Adelaide girl fleeing her overbearing family and the world's expectations for her. As the Land Girls embrace their new world of close-knit community and backbreaking work, they begin to find pride in their roles. More than that, they start to find a kind of liberation. But as the clouds of war darken the horizon, and their fears for loved ones, brothers, husbands, lovers, fighting at the front grow, the Land Girls' hold on their world and their new-found freedoms is fragile. Even if they make it through unscathed, they will not come through unchanged.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F PURM
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