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Daffodil girls

Author: Kitty Dimbleby
Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2012.
Series: Charnwood series
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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For every brave soldier risking their life for Queen and country, there is the subtle heroism of the women back at base in Britain. DAFFODIL GIRLS is the story of the women behind the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh. Kitty Dimbleby describes the lot of a soldier's wife: a long-distance relationship with someone who, daily, is in danger. When he's away, having to deal with everyday family life. Then having  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kitty Dimbleby
ISBN: 9781444809381 1444809385
OCLC Number: 771947412
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 312 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Emma Parry --
Introduction --
Introducing the Daffodil Girls --
Understanding Army ranks --
Part one: Pre-tour (Prologue: 'Knowing he's going to go' ; 1. 'I n ever set out to marry a soldier' ; 2. 'The places we army couples call home' ; 3. 'I came across as a lost little girl' ; 4. 'They're soldiers, they'd rather be there in the action') --
Part two: the tour (1.'The weekends are the worst: The house is tidy --
no rugby, no boxing' ; 2. 'The force behind the forces' ; 3. 'Love you, miss you. Not a lot happening here' ; 4. 'My God --
our dad's out there' ; 5. 'You enjoy R & R, but you can't relax ... you know they're going back' ; 6. 'Every time it's on the news, you pray that it's somebody you don't know' ; 7. 'He's dead, isn't he?' ; 8. 'I wouldn't have known where to start, to rebuild everything') --
Part three: Post tour (1. 'That was te hardest bit, watching him being carried in' ; 2. He went through a lot and saw a lot of terrible things ... ') --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Charnwood series
Responsibility: Kitty Dimbleby.

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For every brave soldier risking their life for Queen and country, there is the subtle heroism of the women back at base in Britain. DAFFODIL GIRLS is the story of the women behind the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh. Kitty Dimbleby describes the lot of a soldier's wife: a long-distance relationship with someone who, daily, is in danger. When he's away, having to deal with everyday family life. Then having to readjust to your partner's return; perhaps come to terms with the horrors they have encountered. And how do you cope if he doesn't come back at all? Kitty Dimbleby follows these women though the cycle of a regiment's tour of duty: the preparation for departure, the six months of action and the emotional renunion.

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