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Wherever You Are: The Military Wives: Our true stories of heartbreak, hope and love Hardcover – 8 Nov 2012
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‘This book… is about growth and change – and I would cheerfully ‘prescribe’ it as required reading for any woman fed up because her husband forgot to take out the rubbish, or she’s spotted a grey hair, or she wishes she had a bit more cash… A truly heartwarming present for any woman, of any age.’ Daily Mail
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The Military Wives is a unique choir composed of the wives and girlfriends of military personnel deployed to Afghanistan. They were featured in Gareth Malone’s BBC Two series The Choir.
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It also illustrates the extra pressures on some of the women (Louise – a submariners wife) but focuses largely on the fun and excitement the choir has brought them.
Stories of the better known ladies are included (such as Nicky Scott, Michelle, Katherine, Kelly and Kerry – I like Kerry’s comment on military rank “There are no pips on a handbag”). The very notable exception is Sam who is not included. These are the faces you subconsciously look for in any of the national performances and it is a disappointment when anyone is missing. This is particularly true of Sam because her story and wonderful voice played such a large part in gaining initial public support.
It’s also good to hear news from the ladies of other choirs but it would have been a little more helpful to include photographs of the women within the context of their stories rather than grouped at the end.
I can thoroughly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Military Wives Choir but, in hindsight, I wish I’d bought the hard copy to go alongside Gareth’s book on the subject in my bookcase.
But overall, a fantastic read.
I haven't finished reading it yet but it is a struggle to pick it up and continue with these very similar accounts. Obviously there are differences in individual circumstances but, unfortunately, the formula given to the participants for writing their section intrudes on every aspect of their story. It wouldn't be difficult to work out exactly what instructions they were given when they were invited to contribute to this publication.
there is little pleasure as great as receiving exactly what you knew you would get when youre 80 years old. next year i'll knit her something crappy so she knows what it feels like. she's a lovely woman ( not like that)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful! What a brave set of women. Gareth Malone does his usual magic.Published 9 months ago by W.D.Hick
Very good account on what military wives have to put up withPublished 14 months ago by Terry gooding
Good interesting read although if you want to now what happens after the camres the is not much more informationPublished 16 months ago by sweep
As a military girlfriend myself I could relate to so many of the stories. And it is a very good book that gives insight in to some of the issues that military families have to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by t-ball