Canary Girls.

Title Canary Girls.
Names Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Book Number LP030131
Title Status Active
Medium Large Type
Annotation Thousands of women answered their nation's call. These "munitionettes" worked grueling shifts, handling explosives with little protective gear. Among them is teenage housemaid April Tipton. Impressed by its higher wages and plentiful meals, she takes a job filling shells at Thornshire Arsenal -- difficult, perilous, and absolutely essential work. Joining April and her friend Marjorie is Lucy Dempsey, wife of an Olympic gold medalist and soldier in the Footballers' Battalion. Together, the women join the arsenal ladies football club, the Thornshire Canaries. The Canaries soon acquire an unexpected fan in the boss's wife, Helen Purcell, who is deeply troubled by reports that Danger Building workers suffer from serious, unexplained illnesses. One common symptom, the lurid yellow hue of their skin, earns them the nickname "canary girls." The football pitch is the one place where class distinctions and fears for their men fall away. As the war grinds on and tragedy takes its toll, the canary girls persist despite the dangers, proud to serve, determined to outlive the war and rejoice in victory and peace.
Language English
LC Subject Historical fiction
War stories
Audience Notes A
Publication Info 0
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