Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
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New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
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xxxi, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 940.53082 SUM

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English
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9780143108450 (pbk.), 9780143108450, 014310845X

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Originally published as: Jambusters.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jam and preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires, Julie Summers's social history of the Women's Institute during the war (when its members included the future Queen Elizabeth II along with her mother and grandmother), provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women's Institute members, Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Summers, J. (2015). Home fires: the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Summers, Julie. 2015. Home Fires: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Summers, Julie. Home Fires: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2015.

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Summers, Julie. Home Fires: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War Penguin Books, 2015.

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