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The Resource The Land Girls

The Land Girls

Label
The Land Girls
Title
The Land Girls
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Purman
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Language
eng
Summary
A moving story of love, loss and survival against the odds by bestselling author of The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, Victoria Purman. It was never just a man's war...Melbourne,1942War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinster Flora Atkins, 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 theworld'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. For Flora, new friendships and the singular joy derived from working the land offer new meaning to her life, and even the possibility of love.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...MORE PRAISE'a well-researched and moving story' - Canberra Weekly
Summary
Melbourne,1942. War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. .
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SALS
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Purman, Victoria
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Land Girls
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:22420885-f804-44c1-b363-942bd37df733
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781489273956
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Land Girls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:22420885-f804-44c1-b363-942bd37df733
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781489273956
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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