Millions Like Us (Signed copy)
Signed by Virginia Nicholson. Women's Lives in War and Peace 1939–1949
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 508pp.
This copy comes from the library of anthologist, author and historian of the First and Second World War, Anne Powell, and loosely inserted is one typed letter signed and four handwritten postcards from Virginia Nicholson, discussing the writing and book launch of this title etc
In 1942 Cora Johnston is grieving over the death of her young husband, torpedoed in the Atlantic; Aileen Morris is intercepting Luftwaffe communications during the siege of Malta—and Clara Milburn, whose son was captured after Dunkirk, is waiting, and waiting... We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women—in the Services and on the Home Front—demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women's war, through a host of individual women's experiences. She tells how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again...
The book itself is in very good condition, the dustwrapper is creased to the bottom edge of the front cover but is acceptable.