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The Resource Miss Carter's war, Sheila Hancock

Miss Carter's war, Sheila Hancock

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Miss Carter's war
Title
Miss Carter's war
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Hancock
Title variation
Miss Carters war
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1948 and the young and beautiful Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. She returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. Now she pins back her unruly auburn curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible black shoes, and sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. Outside the classroom Britain is changing fast, and Miss Carter finds herself caught up in social upheaval, swept in and out of love and forging deep, enduring friendships
Summary
It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. Now she pins back her unruly auburn curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible black shoes, belts her grey gabardine mac and sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission - to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls. Through deep friendships and love lost and found, from the peace marches of the fifties and the flowering of the Swinging Sixties, to the rise of Thatcher and the battle for gay rights, to the spectre of a new war, Sheila Hancock has created a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain through the life of one very singular woman.
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Character
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10411877
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1933-
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Hancock, Sheila
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • English teachers
  • Friendship
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Carter's war, Sheila Hancock
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054322055
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9781408843604
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)896853590
Label
Miss Carter's war, Sheila Hancock
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054322055
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9781408843604
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)896853590

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