Parachutes and Petticoats - Welsh Women Writing on the Second World War
Editor: Leigh Verrill-Rhys, Deirdre Beddoe
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With memories of air raids, Mickey-Mouse gas masks and mothers feeding their families on Spam, snoek and dried egg, this anthology is a personal and evocative record of Welsh women's lives during wartime.
It includes writing from over 60 contributors including Welsh Wrens, WAAFs, ATS and Land Army Girls, as well as conscientious objectors who suffered job losses and imprisonment.
From the horrors of blitzed cities and bombing raids on small towns and villages to wartime romance, GIs and jitterbugging, often poignant and at times wonderfully funny ââ‚Ž' Parachutes and Petticoats will touch the hearts of readers of all ages.
"..a tribute to the courage and endurance of the women of Wales." - Deirdre Beddoe
Foreward/Intro by: Leigh Verrill-Rhys, Deirdre Beddoe
Category: Autobiography Anthologies Historical
First published by Honno in : 2003
Contributors: Irene Thomas, Gloria Evans Davies, Elizabeth Wroe, Dorothy Thomas, Alison Bielski, Gabrielle Capus, Margaret Lloyd, Alathea Thomas, Eva Pettifor, Wilma Gravenor, Joan Dickens, Elaine Morgan, M Joan Morgan, Marian Henry Jones, Dora Lemin, Olwen Hughes Jones, Enid Mavis Mitchell, Mair Davies, Ellen Duggan, Edna Gorshkov, V Harvey, Lisbeth David, Muriel Graham, Pamela Barker, Rhona Elias, Betty Howard, Daphne Price, Eileen Gillmore, Ruth Newmarch, Barbara Buchanan, Eileen Jones, Mary James, Rosalind Rusbridge, Iris Cooze, Pamela F Sanderson, Nancy Walker, Phyllis Jones, Hilda M Howells, Maureen Kouroupis, Alison Bielski, Stella Morgan, Mimi O Hatton, Beryl Mills, Alathea Thomas, Sally Davies, Patricia Parris, Mavis Machin Thomas, Danusia Trotman-Dickenson, Johanna Wilkins, Menna Bassett, Kusha Petts, Betty Lucking, Violet Williams, Maud Prescott, Mary Evans, Betty Howard, Roberta Powell, Mary Morris, Elsie M Hughes, Rona Price Davies, Emily Bond, Margaret Emlyn Jenkins,