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booboo67 | 17:04 Wed 05th Nov 2008 | Books & Authors
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hi
wondered if anyone could offer me any suggestions. i want to buy a christmas present for a very grown up 13 yr old girl. i know she is interested in the struggle of women left at home during the war, so something fictional based on fact maybe. i have done some looking and all that seems to come up is 'the stripped pyjamas' and 'the book thief'
any help would be great
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The Land Girls have been in the new recently, and this is just one example:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Land-Girls-Joan-Mary-S nelling/dp/1903366674/ref=pd_sim_b_1
Nella Last's war ...(The diary of Housewife 49 ) by Richard Broad is a great book .
She was a woman living in Barrow in Furness who kept a diary for the mass observation unit .It was also made into a television programme starring Victoria Wood which is out on DVD .So you could treat her for both !
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nella-Lasts-War-Diarie s-Housewife/dp/184668000X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product _top
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She might like to have a look at the People's War website from the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/
There are tons of memories and stories from women, men and children on the Home Front and a list of book recommendations.

Fiction-wise, I would suggest Back Home by Michelle Magorian? (who also wrote the fantastic Goodnight Mister Tom). http://www.amazon.co.uk/Back-Puffin-Books-Mich elle-Magorian/dp/0140319077
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