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The Land Girls

The Land Girls

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, 1942 War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinst... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781489273970
Barcode 9781489273970
Published 15 April 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
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Author(s) By Purman, Victoria
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ISBN-13 9781489273970
ISBN-10 1489273972
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HQ Fiction
Publication Date 15 April 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Purman, Victoria
Category Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 548g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 966400

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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, 1942 War has engulfed Europe and now the Pacific, and Australia is fighting for its future. For spinster Flora Thomas, however, nothing much has changed. Tending to 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, 17-year-old former shop girl 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 are dropped into a new world of close-knit community and backbreaking work, the trio start to find pride in their role, more than that, they find a kind of liberation. For Flora, new friendships and the singular joy derived from working the land offer new meaning to her live, 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. Will any of them make it through unscathed?

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