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The night raid

The night raid

Harvey, Clare (Novelist) author

World-renowned war artist Dame Laura Knight is commissioned to paint propaganda portraits of factory girls and is sent to the ordnance factories in her hometown of Nottingham. At first she relishes the opportunity, but when she starts work on a portrait of two particular women, Violet Smith, and her co-worker Zelah Fitzlord, memories begin to resurface that she has spent half a lifetime trying to forget. Violet is an industrial conscript, and her wages help a family back home in Kent. For Zelah, too, working in the gun factory is an escape: her dreams of the future were dashed in the Plymouth Blitz. But all three have something hidden

Large print, Book. English. Large type books. Domestic fiction.
Large print edition.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Clare Harvey
ISBN: 0750546379, 9780750546379
Intended audience: Adult.
Physical Description: 396 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Weapons industry Employees Fiction.; World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction.; Nottingham (England) Fiction.; Knight, Laura, Dame, 1877-1970 Fiction.; Portrait painters Fiction.