Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front

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Preface, 2009 - World War, 1914-1918 - 280 pages
When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a 30-year-old motorcycling divorcee dressed in leathers, & Mairi Chisolm was a brilliant 18-year-old mechanic, living at home borrowing tools from her brother. Little did they know, theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the First World War.

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The jolly hockey sticks style jarred with me. To an extent the "larks" described in the book, at least in the early stages of World War One, were in keeping with the prevailing mood. It had been a ... Read full review

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i read the first two chapters of this book but i found that i was just not enjoying it at all it was just a bit too tally ho and jolly hockeysticks for my liking Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Diane Atkinson was born in the North-East and educated in Cornwall and London, where she completed a PhD on the politics of women's sweated labour. At the Museum of London she worked as a lecturer and curator specializing in women's history. She has an MA from the University of East Anglia in Life-writing. She is the author of Suffragettes in Pictures, Funny Girls: Cartooning for Equality and Love and Dirt: The Marriage of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick, which was published in 2003.

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