pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
pickabook books with huge discounts for everyone
Visit our new collection website www.collectionsforschool.co.uk
     
Email: Subscribe to news & offers:
Need assistance? Log In/Register


Item Details
Title: THEY FOUGHT IN THE FIELDS
THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY
By: Nicola Tyrer
Format: Paperback

List price: £10.99
Our price: £8.02
Discount:
27% off
You save: £2.97
ISBN 10: 0752443135
ISBN 13: 9780752443133
Availability: Last available stock.
 Delivery rates
Stock: Currently 5 available
Publisher: THE HISTORY PRESS LTD
Pub. date: 6 January, 2007
Edition: UK ed.
Pages: 240
Description: The story of a forgotten victory.
Synopsis: While troops fought on the front line, a battalion of young women joined up to take their places as agricultural workers. Despite many of them coming from urban backgrounds, these fearless, cheerful girls learnt how to look after farmland, operate and repair machinery, rear and manage farm animals, harvest crops and provide the work force that was badly needed in the years of war. Back-breaking work such as thinning crops, continuous hoeing and digging made way for disgusting tasks such as rat-killing. Yet, despite it all, the land girls were exuberant, fun-loving and hard-working, and became known for their articulate, feisty, humorous and modest attitude. It therefore comes as no surprise that, despite hostility and teasing at the beginning, these robust farm workers won the hearts of the nation, and at the disbandment of the Land Army in the 1950s the farming community were forced to eat their words. With delightful photographs documenting the camaraderie of the Land Army and real-life memories from those who joined, this nostalgic look at one of the real success stories of the Second World War will make modern women proud of what their grandmothers achieved in an era before our own.
Publication: UK
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Returns: Returnable
Some other items by this author:

TOP SELLERS IN THIS CATEGORY
England Your England (Paperback)
By: George Orwell
Penguin Books Ltd
Our Price : £1.45
more details
Black and British (Paperback)
By: David Olusoga
Pan Macmillan
Our Price : £9.48
more details
Secret Victory (Paperback)
By: William Matchett
William Matchett
Our Price : £9.45
more details
A History of Scotland (Paperback)
By: Neil Oliver
Orion Publishing Co
Our Price : £8.02
more details
The Long and Winding Road (Paperback)
By: Alan Johnson
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Our Price : £7.29
more details
BROWSE FOR BOOKS IN RELATED CATEGORIES
 HUMANITIES
 history
 british & irish history


Information provided by www.pickabook.co.uk
SHOPPING BASKET
  
Your basket is empty
  Total Items: 0
 

New This Month
Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide
By: ANN-MARIE MCNICHOLAS
This practical study skills guide helps young people with dyslexia and specific learning differences (SpLDs) study for exams. The book takes an active learning approach that helps students develop a positive attitude towards study and exams. It also offers strategies for multisensory learners and is full of techniques for learning and remembering.
add to basket

Mindfulness for Children
M IS FOR MINDFULNESS
By: CAROLYN SUZUKI
An Alphabet Book of Calm. A beautifully illustrated, gentle introduction to the concepts of mindfulness, such as the importance of being aware of your body and its sensations, and being aware of your breathing. In an increasingly anxious, stressful world, this book is a little oasis of calm and reflection. A perfect book to start conversations about feelings and worries with small children, from the author of ''F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment''.
add to basket

Mindfulness for Children
add to basket


11+ Revision Material
add to basket

11+ Revision Material
11+ English Revision Guide
By: ERIKA CROSS, JENNY OLNEY, VICTORIA BURRILL
Secure the top marks in 11+ independent school entrance exams and pre-tests and a better chance at getting into their school of choice with this essential revision guide. Complete coverage of the ISEB 11+ English syllabus and stretching extra content ensures that every topic is thoroughly revised ahead of the exams.
add to basket