Female Friendly Folios

Books written by women and/or with a mainly female readership in mind.

A Flock of Female Friends

by John McGregor, BA
A fond look back at the weird, wild and wonderful women friends in the author's past

A Lass Unparalleled | Susan Fleetwood

by Keith Connelly – The life and work of highly-respected British stage and screen actress Susan Fleetwood (1944-95)

A Little School on the Downs

by Mary Bowmaker
How Victorian teacher Harriet Finlay Johnson made a tiny Sussex school world famous

About Time an All

by Sheila Dobson
A personal investigation into Dreams, Archetypes & the Collective Unconscious inspired by the life and works of Carl Jung

Adventures and Testimonies

by Grace Turner (nee Sajida Arnold)

An Anglo-Indian orphan's inspiring life story.

Available in softback or hardback versions.

An Ordinary Life : the experiences of an RAF wife in the fifties

by Betty White

The life of a British forces family at RAF Seletar in Singapore and elsewhere in the postwar years.

Aunt Alices War

by Douglas Walker
ARP warden Aunt Alice's overzealous efforts to protect the Lancashire seaside town of St Annes from enemy subterfuge during WW2 are a comedy treat for readers of any age.

Before the Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
The Story of Charles & Alice ~ an Edwardian married couple 1901-1941

Bobbin Along

by Hazel Carr
Amy's life is going swimmingly when tragedy strikes and she starts to sink... Can anything refloat her boat?

Boys & Other Animals

by Josephine Duggan Rees
A portrait of family life in rural England in the 1950s, 60s and 70s
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But Where Were the Bluebirds?

by Patricia Bending
Evocative childhood recollections of London in the 1940s ~ during World War II and its aftermath
Cirla's Story by Cirla Lewis

Cirlas Story - My childhood in the Holocaust

by Cirla Lewis
A young Jewish girl's experiences in Nazi-occupied Belgium during the Holocaust years.
Corduroy Days

Corduroy Days

by Josephine Duggan Rees
My experiences as a Land Girl in the Women's Land Army during World War II

Dancing with Dyspraxia

by Hazel Carr 
A practical guide for Parents and Teachers of children with Dyspraxia
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Granddads Rainbow

by Joan Blackburn
A nostalgic memoir following the fortunes of a working-class family from Southern England during the 1940s and 50s


by Gyorgy Nadasdy & Julia Pinner
Experiences of a teenage Freedom Fighter in the 1956 Hungarian Uprising & the years in exile that followed.

I Married a Princess

by Thomas Soars
The unusual story of an English RNVR officer who married a Persian princess during World War II and brought her home to a distinctly unglamorous life in England.
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I Want To Go Home – My Childhood in the London Blitz

by Catherine Jacobs
Childhood memories of family life in East London before and during the Second World War.

In the Wake of War

by Jutta Tyler
An inspiring fictional tale of love and friendship in war-torn Lithuania during the Second World War and in the peace that followed.

Just a Butchers Boy

by Christopher Bolton
This nostalgic look at small-town life in the UK during the 1950s will delight all those old enough to remember the era depicted.

Letters from a Kashmir Memsahib

by Margaret Cloughley
An evocative series of letters describing the author's experiences during a two-year stay in this remote Himalayan province.
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Lollipops of Dust - My African Childhood

by Susan Read-Lobo
Memories of an Colonial Childhood in the Bechuanaland Protectorate (now Botswana) 1955-66.
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Naafi, Knickers and Nijmegen

by Joan Blackburn (formerly Ratcliff)
Adventures of a WRAF Airwoman 1959-63.

Naafi, Nijmegen & the Path to Norway

by Joan Blackburn
Further adventures of a WRAF Airwoman – 1971 and beyond.
Nothing So Strange

Nothing So Strange – a voyage to North Borneo

by Eileen Elizabeth Gidney
Memories of British North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia) in the early 1950s.

Occupation Nurse

by Peter & Mary Birchenall
Celebrating the achievements of a dedicated band of nurses who provided excellent healthcare to the inhabitants of the Channel Island of Guernsey during the German occupation of WW2.

Only Remember the Laughter

by June O'Carroll Robertson
Recalling a remarkable life at home and abroad, working for Norman Hartnell and Constance Spry, and much else besides...

Radar Days – experiences of a WAAF RDF operator in World War II

by Gwen Arnold
A former WAAF Radar Operator recalls her experiences while serving at Bawdsey Manor RDF Station during WW2.
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Rotterdam Remembered

by Helen Sonnet
The wartime experiences of a young Dutch girl during the Nazi occupation of Holland in WW2.

Searching in the Dark

by Peggy Butler
Diary of a WAAF Radar Operator (1942-46)

Tales of a Bomber Command WAAF

by Sylvia Pickering
A former WAAF recalls life at wartime RAF bomber airfields Cottesmore and Coningsby
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The Golden Ball and The Golden String

by Eileen Elizabeth Gidney
A former schoolmistress remembers Palestine in the wartime years 1939-45.

The Irish Connection

by Jutta Tyler
Historical fiction based on real-life following an Irish doctor's activities during World War 2 including treating both British and German casualties of the Battle of the Atlantic.

The Summer House on the River Havel

by Jutta Tyler
A romantic tale set in Berlin during the Cold War when an innocent looking summer house on the banks of the River Havel is used as a secret rendezvous for escapees from the East.

The Tailors Daughter

by Joan Blackburn
Adventures of Charlotte Adshead 1858-1929 ~ the story of a  Victorian Cockney girl who emigrated to New Zealand in the late 19th Century.
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There Goes the Siren

by Sheila Dobson
Childhood memories of the London Blitz and Wartime Evacuation.

Words and Wanderings

by Wallis Peel
A much-travelled and widely published author looks back on her writing career and overseas peregrinations

You and Your Disabled Child

by Margaret Barrett 
A qualified childcare professional provides a wealth of valuable practical advice for parents of disabled children.