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Bomb Girls - Britain's Secret Army: The Munitions Women of World War II Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Jacky's passion for 20th Century history led to the publication of her best selling personal memoir about post WW2 London: Bombsites and Lollipops, published by John Blake Publishing in 2011. The memoir has sold over 60,000 copies.
The followup, White Boots & Mini Skirts: A True Story of Life in the Swinging Sixties, was published by Blake in February 2013, also to considerable acclaim.
Jacky's third historically related title, The Female Few: Spitfire Pilots of the ATA, was published by The History Press in 2012. The book has now been optioned by a leading Hollywood producer.
This was followed by her unique history of Britain's WW2 female munitions workers, Bomb Girls: Britain's Secret Army, published by John Blake Publishing.
Jacky's recent book, Frances Kray: The Tragic Bride, tells the unold true story of the life of Reggie Kray's first wife, Frances Shea, first published by John Blake Publishing in September 2014. In the updated paperback version, published in September 2015, Jacky reveals, through new interviews and documents that have never been made public before, even more insights into Frances' story, revealing a wholly original and fresh perspective on life in the Kray Twins' inner circle -- and the troubled life of the innocent young woman at its centre.
Jacky is also the co-author of a second book about the Kray Twins, One of The Family: 40 years with the Krays, published by Century in July 2015 and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Written in collaboration with hairdresser and Page 3 girl Maureen Flanagan, the book tells the story of Maureen's unique relationship with the Kray family over the years.
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Top Customer Reviews
Gave me an insight into what the girls working in munitions went through and nice it was in their own words.
The book is very good as far as it goes. Unfortunately, for me it has two major downsides. Firstly, it is written by someone who is campaigning for recognition for the people who worked in the factories. Now I have no problem with that campaign; their contribution was not, and even now has not been, fully recognised. However, it does get a bit tiring when the campaign is mentioned for the umpteenth time.
Secondly, the individual stories become a little bit repetitive. I realise that the number of women involved who were still alive when the book was written was dwindling all the time, but they all seem to come from the same background, and their stories are all very similar. You can almost predict what is going to be said.
Having said all that, this is an important book, because it does give a voice to these women, and puts on record what they did and what they achieved.
I found it particulary interesting because my mother was in the orderance factory during the war.
It gives you an insight of what they put up with to enable this country to win the war.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sounds wonderful but it is for my 82 year old mum. It is what she is into at the moment so I am trying to keep her happy for as long as she is with us if you know what I mean... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jackie penfold
A very informative account of lives on the home front during WWII, well written and researched, an excellent readPublished 12 months ago by Rachel
This is a fabulous book which I will be using in my dissertationPublished 12 months ago by tania newman
Jackie's book pays tribute to an often disregarded set of brave women without whom the war effort would not have succeeded. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dave Dutton
good read if your interested or have relatives who work in it.Published 16 months ago by Stephen P Jones
We have all seen the TV program about Munition Workers though the Second World War based in Canada this is the real thing in the words of the people who were there across the UKPublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
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