Feminine Folios

Books written by women with a mainly female readership in mind...


biography / social history
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A Little School on the Downs

by Mary Bowmaker


How Victorian teacher Harriet Finlay Johnson made a tiny Sussex school world famous
RAF memoir
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A WAAF at War

by Diana Lindo


A former WAAF recalls her eventful wartime years
RAF memoir 1950s
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An Ordinary Life

by Brian White
The life and times of an RAF family at Seletar in Singapore and elsewhere in the 1950s
RAF memoir
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As We Were

Beryl R Williams (ed.)


Former members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force recall their experiences in World War Two
humour
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Aunt Alice's War

by Douglas Walker


Alice's misguided efforts to protect the Lancashire seaside town of St Annes from enemy subterfuge during WW2 will have readers in stitches
family history
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Before the Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
The Story of Charles & Alice ~ an Edwardian married couple 1901-1941
autobiography / humour
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Bobbin' Along

by Hazel Carr
Amy's life is going swimmingly when tragedy strikes and she starts to sink...
RAF biography
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Brief Sweet Life

by Glen Rose


The wartime exploits of a 50 Squadron Lancaster crew
WW2 memoir
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But Where Were the Bluebirds?

by Patricia Bending
Evocative childhood recollections of London in the 1940s ~ during World War II and its aftermath
Wartime memoir
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Cirla's Story

by Cirla Lewis


A young Jewish girl's traumatic experiences in occupied Belgium during WW2
World War II memoir
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Corduroy Days

by Josephine Duggan Rees

A land girl's experiences in the Women's Land Army during World War 2
Personal memoir
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Dancing Through the Void

by Jacquie Clarke


Reassurance and sound advice for the recently bereaved
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Dancing with Dyspraxia

by Hazel Carr 


A practical guide for Parents and Teachers of children with Dyspraxia 
World War II memoir
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Gone, But Not Forgotten

by Stanley Blackmore
Nostalgic recollections of a wartime schoolboy in rural Leicestershire that will strike a chord with all who grew up during WW2
civilian memoir
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Granddad's Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
A nostalgic memoir following the fortunes of a working-class family from Southern England during the 1940s and 50s
Biography/history
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Gyorgy

by Gyorgy Nadasdy & Julia Pinner


Experiences of a teenage Freedom Fighter in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising & the years in exile that followed

World War II memoir
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Harry: An Evacuee's Story

by Harry Collins
The experiences of an 11-year-old wartime evacuee from Lancashire who spent 4 years in Canada
WW2 memoir
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I Married a Princess

by Thomas Soars
The heart-warming tale of an English RNVR officer who met and married a Persian princess during World War II and brought her home to a distinctly unglamorous life in England.
Memoir / London in WW2
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I Want To Go Home

by Catherine Jacobs
Childhood memories of family life in East London before and during the Second World War
fiction / romance
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In the Wake of War

by Jutta Tyler


An inspiring tale of love and friendship after the horrors of war
Civilian memoir
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Just a Butcher's Boy

by Christopher Bolton
This nostalgic look at small-town life in the UK during the 1950s will delight all those old enough to remember the era depicted
Civilian/medical memoir
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Just Visiting

by Molly Corbally
Charming and warm-hearted evocation of the life and work of a rural District Health Visitor in the postwar years
RAF memoir
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Lambs in Blue

by Rebecca Barnett


The adventures of three Tyneside lasses who joined the WAAF and were posted to Ceylon in WW2
travel
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Letters from a Kashmir Memsahib

by Margaret Cloughley 
An evocative series of letters describing the author's experiences during a two-year stay in this remote Himalayan province
military memoir / RAF 1960s
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Naafi, Knickers and Nijmegen

by Joan Blackburn (formerly Ratcliff)


Adventures of a WRAF Airwoman 1959-63
Autobiography / RAF 1970s
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Naafi, Nijmegen & the Path to Norway

by Joan Blackburn
Further adventures of a WRAF Airwoman – 1971 and beyond…
historical memoir
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Nothing So Strange

by Eileen Elizabeth Gidney
Memories of Life & Work in British North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia) in the early 1950s
World War II history
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Occupation Nurse

by Peter & Mary Birchenall
Celebrating the small group of nurses who provided medical care to the island of Guernsey during the German occupation of WW2
Civilian memoir
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Only Remember the Laughter

by June O'Carroll Robertson
Recalling a remarkable life at home and abroad, working for Norman Hartnell and Constance Spry, and much else...
RAF memoir
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Radar Days

by Gwen Arnold


A former WAAF RDF Operator recalls her experiences in WW2
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Rotterdam Remembered

by Helen Sonnet
The wartime experiences of a young Dutch girl during the Nazi occupation of Holland in WW2
RAF memoir
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Searching in the Dark

by Peggy Butler


An evocative diary composed while the author was a WAAF Radar Operator (1942-46)
RAF memoir
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Tales of a Bomber Command WAAF

by Sylvia Pickering


 A former WAAF recalls life at wartime RAF bomber airfields Cottesmore and Coningsby
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The Brats

by Tony Paul


Four young stowaways from Greenock endure cruel mistreatment on a transatlantic voyage in this real-life seafaring adventure set in 1868
memoir
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The Golden Ball and The Golden String

by Eileen Elizabeth Gidney


A former schoolmistress remembers Palestine in the wartime years 1939-45
fiction / romance
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The Irish Connection

by Jutta Tyler


An Irish doctor's professional and romantic escapades during World War 2
fiction / romance
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The Summer House

by Jutta Tyler


In Cold War Berlin, a summer house on the river Havel is a rendezvous for escapees from the East

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The Tailor's Daughter

by Joan Blackburn
Adventures of Charlotte Adshead 1858-1929 ~ the story of a Cockney girl who travelled to New Zealand in the late 19th Century
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There Goes the Siren

by Sheila Dobson
Childhood memories of the London Blitz and Wartime Evacuation
RAF memoirs
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Why Did We Join?

by Eileen Smith


An entertaining account of the author's wartime years as a WAAF at RAF East Kirkby in Lincolnshire
military / local history WW1
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Will's War

by Jeanette Upshall
A Soldier’s Experiences with the Somerset Light Infantry in India & Mesopotamia 1913-19
Personal memoir
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Words and Wanderings

by Wallis Peel


A much-travelled and widely published author looks back on her writing career and overseas peregrinations
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You and Your Disabled Child

by Margaret Barrett 


A wealth of valuable practical advice for parents of disabled children