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The girl at the farmhouse gate

The girl at the farmhouse gate

Stoneham, Julia

It is early spring in 1944 and the war in Europe continues, with the Allies poised to invade northern France. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the wild Devonshire countryside and a time of change as she recovers from the aftermath of her broken marriage. It is early spring in 1944 and the war in Europe continues, with the Allies poised to invade northern France. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the wild Devonshire countryside - Lower Post Stone Farm - and a time of change as she recovers from the aftermath of her broken marriage. Alice becomes increasingly self-reliant and confident, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the Land Girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sewn, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women that surround her, lives that are complex, humorous and sometimes tragic. Despite the momentous changes of the past few years, Alice sees little difference in the face reflected in the mirror, but inside she has found reserves of strength she didn't know she had. Her spirit attracts the admiration of Roger Bayliss, her enigmatic employer, but is his attention going to help or hinder her new-found independence? 'A wonderful tale of courage, self-discovery and outstanding friendship in trying times and you're sure to love all of Alice's girls' People's Friend magazine Book Club Review

Hardback, Book. English. Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945).
Published London : Allison & Busby : [distributor] Turnaround Publisher Services Ltd : [distributor] DLS Australia Pty Ltd : [distributor] International Publishers Marketing Inc 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Julia Stoneham
Distributor: London: Allison & Busby; [distributor] Turnaround Publisher Services Ltd; [distributor] DLS Australia Pty Ltd; [distributor] International Publishers Marketing Inc, 2010
ISBN: 0749007699, 9780749007690
Note: Hardback.
Physical Description: 320 p. ; 22x14 cm.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Women Devon (England) Fiction.; Women's Land Army (Great Britain) Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects Devon (England) Fiction.; General.; Female friendship Fiction.