Beetroot for Breakfast - Tales from the Land Girls of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, by John A. Ward
Book published by Tucann in 2010, 216 pages. Paperback (N4698M)
From the rear side cover: During the war years (1939 - 1945), a total of over 80,000 young women were recruited into the Women's Land Army and the Women's Timber Corps. The country relied heavily on these girls to supply vital food supplies and timber essentials that Britain needed during those crucial years whilst the men were away serving in the Armed Services.
This book collects together first hand accounts from ex land girls who served in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire during those years of hardship and danger, and which show what life was really like working on the land during the Second World War. It is an absolute must read for anyone interested in the home front during the war, as well as people with a more particular interest in the history of the Women's Land Army and Timber Corps.
The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, with only very light nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price (printed) and a small price sticker on the rear side cover.