Canary girls : a novel
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Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
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9798822674165
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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Format
Pre-loaded Audio
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1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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English
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9798822674165

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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Previously released by HarperCollins.
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Read by Saskia Maarleveld.
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Rosie the Riveter meets A League of Their Own in New York Times bestselling novelist Jennifer Chiaverini's lively and illuminating novel about the "munitionettes" who built bombs in Britain's arsenals during World War I, risking their lives for the war effort and discovering camaraderie and courage on the soccer pitch. Early in the Great War, men left Britains factories in droves to enlist. Struggling to keep up production, arsenals hired women to build the weapons the military urgently needed. "Be the Girl Behind the Man Behind the Gun," the recruitment posters beckoned. Thousands of women--cooks, maids, shopgirls, and housewives--answered their nations call. These "munitionettes" worked grueling shifts often seven days a week, handling TNT and other explosives with little protective gear. Among them is nineteen-year-old former housemaid April Tipton. Impressed by her friend Marjories descriptions of higher wages, plentiful meals, and comfortable lodgings, she takes a job at Thornshire Arsenal near London, filling shells in the Danger Building--difficult, dangerous, and absolutely essential work. Joining them is Lucy Dempsey, wife of Daniel Dempsey, Olympic gold medalist and star forward of Tottenham Hotspur. With Daniel away serving in the Footballers Battalion, Lucy resolves to do her bit to hasten the end of the war. When her coworkers learn she is a footballers wife, they invite her to join the arsenal ladies football club, the Thornshire Canaries. The Canaries soon acquire an unexpected fan in the bosss wife, Helen Purcell, who is deeply troubled by reports that Danger Building workers suffer from serious, unexplained illnesses. One common symptom, the lurid yellow hue of their skin, earns them the nickname "canary girls." Suspecting a connection between the canary girls maladies and the chemicals they handle, Helen joins the arsenal administration as their staunchest, though often unappreciated, advocate. The football pitch is the one place where class distinctions and fears for their men fall away. As the war grinds on and tragedy takes its toll, the Canary Girls persist despite the dangers, proud to serve, determined to outlive the war and rejoice in victory and peace.
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Adult.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chiaverini, J., & Maarleveld, S. (2023). Canary girls: a novel . Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chiaverini, Jennifer and Saskia Maarleveld. 2023. Canary Girls: A Novel. Playaway Products, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chiaverini, Jennifer and Saskia Maarleveld. Canary Girls: A Novel Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chiaverini, Jennifer, and Saskia Maarleveld. Canary Girls: A Novel Playaway Products, LLC, 2023.

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