The Resource Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers

Label
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Title
Home fires
Title remainder
the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Julie Summers
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Soon to be a PBS Masterpiece series starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford). 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 fascinating 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 that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. 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"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Home fires (Television program : 2015-2016)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Summers, Julie
Dewey number
940.53082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1945
LC item number
.S86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Federation of Women's Institutes
  • National Federation of Women's Institutes
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Women
  • Great Britain
Label
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Link
9780143108450.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "First published as 'Jambusters' in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2013"--Title-page verso
  • "As soon on Masterpiece, PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song, and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143108450
Lccn
2015024952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907657997
  • (OCoLC)907657997
Label
Home fires : the story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War, Julie Summers
Link
9780143108450.jpg
Publication
Note
  • "First published as 'Jambusters' in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2013"--Title-page verso
  • "As soon on Masterpiece, PBS"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let the sunshine stream in -- The gathering storm -- The piper's call -- Coupon culture -- Digging for victory -- Boil and bubble, toil and trouble -- Knit one purl one -- Gaiety, song, and dance -- Building for the future -- A final word
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 349 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143108450
Lccn
2015024952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907657997
  • (OCoLC)907657997

Library Locations

    • Athens Drive Community LibraryBorrow it
      1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27606, US
      35.7686517 -78.7113269
    • Cameron Village Regional LibraryBorrow it
      1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27605, US
      35.789611 -78.6579744
    • Cary Community LibraryBorrow it
      310 South Academy Street, Cary, NC, 27511, US
      35.784208 -78.78162309999999
    • Duraleigh Road Community LibraryBorrow it
      5800 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC, 27612, US
      35.8571893 -78.7120997
    • East Regional LibraryBorrow it
      946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC, 27545, US
      35.80288669999999 -78.4869501
    • Fuquay-Varina Community LibraryBorrow it
      133 South Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526, US
      35.5829283 -78.7978114
    • Holly Springs Community LibraryBorrow it
      300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, NC, 27540, US
      35.6501234 -78.8363979
    • Leesville Community LibraryBorrow it
      5105 Country Trail, Raleigh, NC, 27613, US
      35.8854118 -78.71521709999999
    • Northeast Regional LibraryBorrow it
      4401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC, 27614, US
      35.9535279 -78.544333
    • North Regional Library Borrow it
      7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, NC, 27615, US
      35.880961 -78.628395
    • Southeast Regional LibraryBorrow it
      908 7th Avenue, Garner, NC, 27529, US
      35.7060093 -78.62109339999999
    • Wake Forest Community LibraryBorrow it
      400 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC, 27587, US
      35.9699239 -78.5102266
    • Wendell Community LibraryBorrow it
      207 South Hollybrook Road, Wendell, NC, 27591, US
      35.77874 -78.366075
    • West Regional LibraryBorrow it
      4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary, NC, 27519, US
      35.8146787 -78.8646832
Processing Feedback ...