War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady.
The ' War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women.
the ' War to end all Wars', as seen through the eyes of three young women It is 1915.
Rosey doesn’t want any more babies with me after these pills5 being around. That day I glew and that black man passing overhead like an owl13, it was because o’l Fish and the spooky sound of Cloudstreet.
The moon and the sky just reminds me of Fish, burstin’ into the sky after drinkin’ that river12… when the Pickles and the Lamb’s gathered near the river again, my dad died…
"A rose is a rose is a rose" was written by Gertrude Stein.
This quote is taken from the poem "Sacred Emily" which is from the book "Geography and Plays" written by the American writer Gertrude Stein and published in 1922.
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Desperate to do their bit - and avoid the boredom of school and the restrictions of Society - Midge and her friends Ethel and Anne start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front.
Midge, recruited by the over-stretched ambulance service, is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined.