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Maidens' Trip von Smith, Emma (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.07.2011
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Maidens' Trip

In 1943 Emma Smith joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. She set out with two friends on a big adventure: three eighteen-year-olds, freed from a middle-class background, precipitated into the boating fraternity. They learn how to handle a pair of seventy-two foot-long canal boats, how to carry a cargo of steel north from London to Birmingham and coal from Coventry, how to splice ropes, bail out bilge water, keep the engine ticking over and steer through tunnels. They live off kedgeree and fried bread and jam, adopt a kitten, lose their bicycles, laugh and quarrel and get progressively dirtier and tougher as the weeks go by. Maidens' Trip is a classic memoir of the growth to maturity of three young women in the exceptional circumstances of Britain at war.

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 18.07.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781408818138
    Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
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