A moving collection of the untold stories of women in the First World War from nine much-loved authors.
As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.
This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war.
Through these and other tales, War Girls presents a moving portrait of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.
“War Girls gathers together some of the finest writers for older readers to bring to life the impact the First World War had on women... Excellent”
Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
“Remarkable collection of powerfully moving stories.”
Ham & High
“Nine stories, making good starting points for discussions of themes like courage, loss and social attitudes.”
The Herald (Glasgow)
“A thought provoking collection… it's quite a feat to have so many prize winning authors together, each producing such diverse stories.”
Books for Keeps
“Remarkable collection…powerfuly moving.”
Wood & Vale
“A welcome addition...All nine (stories) engage thoughtfully with the battles that girls faced.”
Philip Womack, Telegraph
“Full of grace and awe and heartache. Outstanding. Don't let it not be read.”
Do You Ever Stop to Think Blog
“Beautifully paced and measured... moving insights into the vital roles performed by young women.”
“These stories are poignantly written and illustrate how a war that was to end all wars changed the lives of women forever”
Children's Books Ireland, Bold Girls Reading Guide
“A varied read, with some clever twists.”
School Library Journal
“I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories about major events in history.”
“Irresistible collection. Nine of our best authors get together to tell stories of the young females left behind.”