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The WRNS in Wartime book on sale 12/12/19

The first day of December means my book is out in paperback in 12 days. Still so surreal , having started the journey as a Phd student in 2009, wanting to write an academic history of the WRNS, to now being a published author, not just of a hardback but now a paperback.

It all started with me watching ‘Nancherrow’ as a twelve-ish year old (the TV adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher’s ‘Coming Home’) and being captured by the story of Judith Dunbar, who became a Wren. Let’s just say the Wrens stuck with me and I wanted to know more about this incredible service and the women involved.

Being a sociologist (that’s what I teach 16-19 year olds) and a masters student of war, I explored the service from a wider socio political standpoint.

But also having been a member of Girlguiding from the age of 7 I also know how amazing groups of women can be. I wanted to find out about real women who were Wrens and hear their stories. I was so privileged to interview over 20 of them, providing a link to the Second World War.