Baker & Taylor In 1941, desperate for assistance, John and Faith Lawrence hire three very differnt young women--Prue, a Manchester hairdresser; Agatha, an intellectual Cambridge undergraduate; and Stella, devastated by separation from her lover--to take the place of farmhands off serving their country.
Blackwell North Amer The year is 1941 and John and Faith Lawrence's farmhands have been called away to serve their country. Desperate for help, the Lawrences take advantage of England's new Land Army plan, which brings young women out of the house and into the fields. But the three "land girls" that John and Faith receive may be more trouble than they bargained for. Prue is a boy-hungry hairdresser from Manchester, abruptly transferred from the world of lipstick and rouge to a life of plowing, sweating, and manure shoveling. Agatha is a brainy Cambridge undergraduate who is eager to share her understanding of Homer (among other things) with Mr. Lawrence's oldest son. And Stella is a dreamy Surrey girl who finds herself devastated by her separation from her lover, Phillip, who is currently fighting in the English Navy. Three young women from different backgrounds find themselves thrown together, sharing an attic bedroom and developing friendships that will last a lifetime. Land Girls is the poignant, intelligent, and often heartbreaking account of their first summer together. With wit, charm, and emotion, Angela Huth has created a novel of delicate passions, richly observed.
Baker & Taylor Prudence, Ag, and Stella find friendship, romance, and happiness when they are thrown together on a Yorkshire farm to work as "land girls" and replace the farm hands who have gone off to fight in World War II