A Girl Called Thursday

A Girl Called Thursday A terrifically compelling wartime story of love and loss from the author of A SONG AT TWILIGHT Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in Mary and Walter Tilford s ba

  • Title: A Girl Called Thursday
  • Author: Lilian Harry
  • ISBN: 9780752849508
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • A terrifically compelling wartime story of love and loss from the author of A SONG AT TWILIGHT.Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Mary and Walter Tilford s baby daughter is named Thursday It was meant to be a message of hope for the future but they could not foresee that by the time Thursday celebrated her twenty first birthday,A terrifically compelling wartime story of love and loss from the author of A SONG AT TWILIGHT.Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Mary and Walter Tilford s baby daughter is named Thursday It was meant to be a message of hope for the future but they could not foresee that by the time Thursday celebrated her twenty first birthday, Britain would once again be at war with Germany Thursday is determined to help in the war effort and volunteers as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse She is attached to the Royal Navy, and begins her service at Haslar Hospital on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour The realities of war are brought home to her when the casualties begin to arrive from Dunkirk and Thursday begins to understand the true meaning of courage While experiencing all the natural hopes and dreams of any young woman, finding pleasure and joy as well as sorrow in her work, Thursday is given her own opportunity to show strength and bravery in the face of war and find a lasting love.

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    1. Really enjoyed this book and have the second in the series to read. Based in England during the second world war. The 'background story' tells of the voluntary nurses within the Navy. There is the usual mixture of romance, heartache, loss, uncertainty, family values - but a very good read. Highly recommend.

    2. Okay, call this "cheesy" if you want, but I loved this book. It was set in and during my favorite era (WWII, England) so how could I not love this?!! The cheesy part may be that the main character, "Thursday" was a nurse in a Naval Hospital in Portsmouth. Well what the heck, I couldn't help myself enjoying reading about her experiences dealing with the war wounded. Yeah, there was a little romance thrown in, but to be honest, this author *never* makes the romance "soppy" (as my dear English husb [...]

    3. I have read this book a few times and it's one of my favourites. Love stories set in this era. Recommended.

    4. Awesome story! I love historical fiction, and I'm usually a very critical reader, I loved this book so much. It was sad and happy at the same time and very accurate as well as brutal.

    5. A refreshing, feminist and uplifting tale set in the initial years of World War Two, 'A Girl Called Thursday', charts the lives of the Tilford family: mum, dad, Steve, Jenny and Thursday (named such, as the reader is repeatedly told, because she was born on Armistice day and her parents wanted to commemorate the event). The book opens with Thursday's 21st birthday. It's a chirpy event with boisterous sibling rivalry and one sweetly oblivious grandma. However, behind all this, as Lilian Harry poi [...]

    6. Thursday Tilford was born as the Armistice went into effect in 1918. On her 21st birthday, she's facing a whole new war, and she informs her family that she will be working as a VAD at Haslar Naval Hospital at Portsmouth. She's got a lot of growing up to do, and Lilian Harry invites us along to watch. The minute details that fill a nurse's life are covered, sometimes exhaustively, and you get a very good idea of the drudgery that faced these young people. Harry does some brave things in her stor [...]

    7. This is the story of Thursday Tilford and her family and is set in world war two. Tired of being an apprenticed tailor she signs up to be a VAD nurse (voluntary aid detachment). There's new friendships, romance and a lot of bombs. It is an enjoyable and easy to read. I don't usually read this type of book but it was recommended by a lovely lady from my library. It is cheesy in a few places but in a nice way.

    8. A historical fiction set in a place which is very special to me. Lilian Harry writes evocatively of the places in her stories, draping her characters over the bones of the buildings.

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