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Land Girls
Land Girls
Author: Angela Huth
In rural World War II England, three very different young women from very different backgrounds find themselves thrown together, sharing an attic bedroom and laying the foundations for a friendship that would last a lifetime. Land Girls is the intelligent and often heartbreaking account of their first summer together.
ISBN-13: 9780312171957
ISBN-10: 0312171951
Publication Date: 4/15/1998
Pages: 378
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
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I enjoyed the book. It is a quick read, good for vacation.
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I really enjoyed this book. It's a well-written slice-of-life story and it's easy to feel right away that you know these people and care about what happens to them. Though they come from quite different middle-class backgrounds, the women made and kept their commitments to learn to work the land, and didn't waste time or energy in petty squabbles; they just did what needed to be done. The main story runs for about a year, beginning in mid-1941, when life in this Dorset (southern England) area isn't yet too badly impacted by the bombings. While rationing is in force, in this farming area it's less difficult to manage.

It's interesting, touching, bitter-sweet, funny and bawdy, well worth your time to read.
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I enjoyed the Land Girls primarily due to its glimpse of girls/women during WWII.
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A light historical read.