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Miss Carter"s war

by Hancock, Sheila

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain History 20th century Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Great Britain Social conditions 20th century Fiction,
  • Friendship Fiction,
  • English teachers Fiction,
  • Love stories,
  • English teachers,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    It is 1948 and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge ... Now she pins back her unruly auburn curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible black shoes, belts her grey gabardine mac and sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls" grammar school. For Miss Carter has a mission - to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls ... Through deep friendships and love lost and found, from the peace marches of the fifties and the flowering of the Swinging Sixties, to the rise of Thatcher and the battle for gay rights, to the spectre of a new war, Sheila Hancock has created a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain through the life of one very singular woman.

    Edition Notes

    StatementSheila Hancock
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6108.A538 M57 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination422 pages ;
    Number of Pages422
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26650455M
    ISBN 101408829177, 1408860244
    ISBN 109781408829172, 9781408860243
    OCLC/WorldCa885446150

      Sheila Hancock, 81, is an actress and author. Her new book, a novel, is called Miss Carter’s War. You’ve written non-fiction books before. Why write a novel now?Author: Kathryn Bromwich. Miss Carter's War is an episodic novel that follows the sweep of history from the Second World War through to Mrs Thatcher and the poll tax riots, taking in the Swinging 60s on the way.

    Fortune Hunter is book 8 in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. This series is set in Sinful, Louisiana, USA and follows Fortune, who is a CIA assassin in hiding, and old ladies Gertie and Ida Belle, who are lifelong Sinful residents and ex-spy war veterans, as they help solve a string of various crimes and murders/5. Her book, The Two of Us is a dual biography, which gives accounts of both their lives, as well as focusing on their year marriage. This was followed by the book, Just Me, an account of coming to terms with widowhood. In she published her debut novel, Miss Carter's War. Hancock is a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

    It is and the young and beautiful Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. She returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. Now she pins back.   Book Review: Miss Carter’s War by Sheila Hancock (Bloomsbury) Octo am / Leave a comment Miss Carter’s War is the first novel by Sheila Hancock, the highly regarded actress with a distinguished career covering film, television, theatre and radio.


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Miss Carter"s war by Hancock, Sheila Download PDF EPUB FB2

Miss Carter’s War was chosen for the Spring Richard and Judy book club this year and was a novel I was looking forward to being set in one of my favourite time periods, the Second World War. The story boasts a powerful, intelligent and independent female character, (hurrah!) Marguerite Carter who is something of Miss Carters war book revolutionary/5().

Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock. "She could have had a lifetime of peace here with a man who loved her. When the hamlet gathered on Sundays to play bowles, her grandchildren could have joined those of their neighbours." Marguerite Carter was half-French/5(25).

This is a lyrically written evocation of the history of post-war Britain, seen through the eyes of the main character, Miss Carter, an inspirational and fiercely intelligent teacher.

Hancock creates memorable, sympathetic characters and relationships/5(). Miss Carter's War. Our book club choice for October is Miss Carter's War, the debut novel from Sheila Hancock. Sheila Hancock is one of Britain's most highly regarded and popular actors. She received an OBE for services to drama in and a CBE in Having published two bestselling memoirs, The Two of Us and Just Me, now, at the age of   About Miss Carter's War.

It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of.

0 members have read this book It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines.

Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to. Book Review: Miss Carter’s War by Sheila Hancock (Bloomsbury) Miss Carter’s War is the first novel by Sheila Hancock, the highly regarded actress with a distinguished career covering film, television, theatre and radio.

She has had previously published three autobiographical works, Ramblings of an Actress, The Two of Us. Decem // Books // december / historic fiction/ Miss Carter's War/ Richard and Judy It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines.

"There is more than a touch of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie about the book Carter is an original and convincing character and Hancock would be perfect for the part in a film of the book." ―Daily Mail "A vivid portrait of the fast-changing life in post-war Britain/5().

I am loving 'Miss Carter's War'. Like many other Gransnetters here, I experienced grammar school but my cousin actually attended Dartford Girl's during the /60's and I have very clear memories of seeing her in her green school uniform.

Having worked in London during the 70/80's so much of this book has brought back memories of those times too. Miss Carter’s War charts the life and times of a schoolteacher, Marguerite Carter, who begins her career at Dartford Grammar (Hancock’s old school, as it happens).

On her first day, she picks her 4/5. Miss Carter's War (Book): Hancock, Sheila: It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War.

Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines.

Leaving her partisan lover she returns to England to be one of the first women to receive. Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 9, - Fiction - pages 2 Reviews It is and the young and beautiful Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE /5(2).

Now she pins back her unruly auburn curls, draws a pencil seam up her legs, ties the laces on her sensible black shoes, belts her grey gabardine mac and sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls' grammar school.

For Miss Carter has a mission - to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls. Buy the Book. Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock. "She could have had a lifetime of peace here with a man who loved her.

When the hamlet gathered on Sundays to play bowles, her grandchildren could have joined those of their neighbours.". Marguerite Carter was half-French/5(). About Miss Carter's War. “There is more than a touch of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie about the book Carter is an original and convincing character, and Hancock would be perfect for the part in a film of the book” – Daily Mail “A novel of love, loss, politics, history and most importantly the power of friendship.

Miss Carter’s War. Written by Sheila Hancock Review by Amy Watkin. Marguerite Carter leaves France for England during World War II, living with memories (presented as small snippets throughout the book) of who she lost and what she did to : Sheila Hancock.

Richard and Judy Review: Miss Carter’s War – Sheila Hancock. It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War.

Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. Hancock sometimes props Marguerite on a soapbox and uses her to speak out against 20th-century injustices—racial and economic issues, the arms race, the AIDS epidemic—but Miss Carter’s backbone is strong enough for the events of postwar England to be placed on her shoulders for an attempted fix.

Book It is and Britain is struggling to recover from the Second World War. Half French, half English, Marguerite Carter, young and beautiful, has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines.

Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock It is and the young and beautiful Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. She returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge.For Miss Carter has a mission --to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls.

Through deep friendships and love lost and found, from the peace marches of the fifties and the flowering of the Swinging Sixties, to the rise of Thatcher and the battle for gay rights, to the spectre of a new war, Sheila Hancock has created a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain. Miss Carter’s War is an episodic novel that follows the sweep of history from the Second World War through to Mrs Thatcher and the poll tax .