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A slow but sweet tale of love and sex during WW2.
on 11 April 2001
This pleasing story introduces the reader into a number of unique and interesting characters who fill each other and the book with zest and reason. Three lovely girls with differing plans for life set out to be 'land girls' and work towards the war effort as best they can. Stella, Pru, and Ag. Stella gentle but unforgiving, Pru wild and ready and lively, and sweet mild mannered Ag with her soft secret and dreams. They donne thier dungarees and wellies and prepare for a tough life. The farmers son gets things stirring and before long they each fall in and out of love, dancing along in mud and rain with laughter and tears, having a truly romantic time as the bombs drop over Europe and thier hearts pound. The story is well woven though weak in places and a little soppy or overdone. The film is brilliant and really brings out the characters.