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The Resource The land girls, Victoria Purman

The land girls, Victoria Purman

Label
The land girls
Title
The land girls
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Purman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Melbourne,1942. War 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 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. 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..
Summary
Melbourne,1942. War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. .
Theme
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10772131
Cataloging source
AUNRT
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Purman, Victoria
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Australian Women's Land Army
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Female friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The land girls, Victoria Purman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065205249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian Paperback Edition.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781489273970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1082874447
Label
The land girls, Victoria Purman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065205249
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian Paperback Edition.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9781489273970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1082874447

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