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The Virago Book of Women and the Great War (The Virago Book)
by Joyce Marlow
This fascinating and moving collection of women's writing on World War I draws from diaries, newspapers, letters, and memoirs from across Europe and America. The words of these women reveal a side to the war rarely seen. Familiar voices, such as those of Vera Brittain, the Pankhurst family, and Beatrice Webb, as well as those unknown, make this anthology a singular work of ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Little, Brown Book Group
(first published January 1998)
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I really don't know where to start except to state the obvious! This is an essential book if you are interested in how WWI affected women. And boy are there some marvellous and fascinating women featured. The book is made up of roughly chronological snippets (generally about half to one page long) from newspapers, memoirs, essays, letters home etc including the Women at Work archive held in the Imperial War Museum. There are two very good listings at the back - bibliographical and biographical a ...more