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What I Just Finished Reading
Millions Like Us: Women's Lives During the Second World War by Virginia Nicholson. Finally! I kept reading it on and off so it's taken me ages to get through it. It's quite long and it's hard going reading about the awful things some of these women dealt with.

Even after the war things were quite hard. Some women were happy to go back to being housewives... except that rationing got worse and they spent their time queueing for food when there wasn't enough for everyone in the queue. Other women had opportunities opened to them, but then got married and had a baby and then found they were trapped in their lives as mothers. Two of them used to spent their days drinking whisky round one of them's houses while their children played!

What I'm Currently Reading
The Mill Girls by Tracy Johnson. I found this in The Works for £2 and decided to read it next on the basis that it was short. It's a collection of four stories of women who worked in the cotton mills in Lancashire. I've read three of them so far and although they're quite similar in that their families were poor and the women went out to work at 14, they have different attitudes to the mills. Although it's interesting that what they had in common is that when they enjoyed it, it was because they were working with other women their age that they had things in common with.

What I'm Reading Next
I don't know. It depends on what I fancy reading after I finish this book.

Mirrored from my blog.

Date: 2017-07-27 09:10 am (UTC)
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Not really related to your reading (which sounds v interesting!) - I've just been glancing at the sign-up summary for Remix and I'm laughing to myself at the way we're both trying to at least not make it 100% guaranteed to get each other again. (We've both thrown in PG and Spooks, but not offered them.) (Not that it would be a bad thing, other than being spoilt for choice, but hehe. Can we do it? Or wll we, like magnets, helplessly pulled together, be assigned yet again? ;-p)

I know I commented on the WWII one before - is The Mill Girls NF or fiction? (I'm assuming the former, but not quite sure).

Date: 2017-07-28 01:33 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (press gang)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
At least we're allowing the possibility of matching with other people as well this way! Heh. ;-)

October 2017



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