silviacolasanti.it
» » The Sugar Girls

Download The Sugar Girls fb2, epub

by Duncan Barrett

Download The Sugar Girls fb2, epub

ISBN: 0007448473
Author: Duncan Barrett
Language: English
Publisher: Harper (March 29, 2012)
Pages: 352
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 774
Size Fb2: 1744 kb
Size ePub: 1509 kb
Size Djvu: 1186 kb
Other formats: doc docx txt lit


After publishing several books in collaboration with other authors, he published his first solo book, Men of Letters, in 2014.

After publishing several books in collaboration with other authors, he published his first solo book, Men of Letters, in 2014. Barrett also works as an actor and theatre director.

Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi The Sugar Girls. After the war the men reclaimed their old roles, but a shift had taken place and the crucial part that the sugar girls played in the company’s success could no longer be ignored. In 1948 a mixed-sex canteen was built at the Plaistow Wharf Refinery, and for the first time the women were able to eat alongside their male colleagues.

The Sugar Girls went straight to N. 0 in the Sunday Times Bestseller List, spending five weeks in the top te. Through the Blitz and on through the years of rationing The Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. 0 in the Sunday Times Bestseller List, spending five weeks in the top ten. On an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gates, Ethel felt like she had been preparing for this moment all her life. The work was back-breakingly hard, but Tate & Lyle was more than just a factory, it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of the East End.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End Factories. The Sugar Girls went straight to N. n an autumn day. n an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle's refinery on the shining curve of the Thames. She smoothed down her frizzy hair, scraped a bit of dirt off the corner of her shoe and strode through.

Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi The Sugar Girls: Gladys’s Story. Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle’s East End. Dedication. There were plenty of positions for young ‘sugar girls’, thanks to the many female-dominated departments: the great sugar-packing operation known as the Hesser Floor, the Blue Room where the sheets of paper were printed for the sugar bags, and the can-making and syrup-filling floors where the tins of Lyle’s Golden Syrup were put together and filled. n an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle’s refinery on the shining curve of the Thames.

The Sugar Girls book. Duncan grew up in London and read English at Jesus College, Cambridge. He also works as an actor and occasional theatre director. Books by Duncan Barrett. Mor. rivia About The Sugar Girls

He grew up in London and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge.

He grew up in London and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is co-author, with Nuala Calvi, of a trio of Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers: The Sugar Girls, which was ranked second in the history bestsellers of 2012, GI Brides, which was also a New York Times bestseller in America, and The Girls Who Went to War. His first solo title, Men of Letters: The Post Office Heroes Who Fought the Great.

True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. The new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sugar Girls In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion

True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. The new book from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sugar Girls In the summer of 1940, Britain stood perilously close to invasion. One by one, the Allied nations of Europe had fallen to the unstoppable German Blitzkrieg, and Hitler had his sights set on Britain. The attack was being exhaustively planned by the Nazis under the codename 'Operation Sealion'.

Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi. Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End Factories

Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi. & an autumn day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne walked the short distance from her house to Tate & Lyle's refinery on the shining curve of the Thames.

'On a crisp September day in 1944, Ethel Alleyne stood outside Tate & Lyle's factory at Plaistow Wharf, on the shining curve of the Thames. Looking up at the giant gate, Ethel felt as if she'd been preparing for this moment all her life. She drew herself up to her full height and did her best to hide her nerves as she headed into the factory. 

Comments:

Zulkigis
I love historical novels based on social history and have read many. This one, however, is just unreadable. There's no plot and while the structure of having individual's stories in alernating chapters is ok, there's little continuity. The characters are also very shallow, too many characters are introduced and then glossed over with no character development. I didn't care about most of them. The dialogue is wooden, the writing is stilted and formulaic. It just made me cringe. I returned it for a refund after rading about 20% of it. There's much better examples of this type of writing - try Nadine Dorries, who also weaves in some social commentary. I'm sorry I ever wasted my time on Sugar Girls.
Whitesmasher
Fascinating. Highly recommended!! The lives of 4 girls who worked for a sugar company in England. The history of the time - just after World War Two - was riveting. Each girl was unique and each life interesting. Great non- fiction. Other excellent fiction and non- fiction writers during World War One and Two and after are - William Jarvis, Judith Lennox, Margaret Mayhew, Melynda Jarrett, Vera F. Cracknell Long, Eileen Townsend, Pamela Winfield, Soraya Lane, Anne DeCourcy, and Iris Jones Simantel. I enjoyed GI Brides also written by Duncan Barrett. A++++++
Kulalas
FIRST, this is a compilation of all of the other sugar girls books.
That being said, it is a bit hard to follow because it jumps from person to person, but once you get used to it it flows. This is a semi autobiographical look at the life and times of 4 women as they grew up while working at Tate and Lyle. Good read.
LadyShlak
One has to admire the plucky sugar factory girls, and share their hopes and struggles. Just out of basic school, no college for the East End girls. No matter, they are young and full of fun . We see their need for pranks to keep up spirits. as.the work is routine, and. they quickly learn, leaving time to squeeze in jokes and socializing. The girls turn out their work, and plan for new clothes,and evenings out dancing and flirting, and sometimes the hard tasks of taking care of younger siblings due to illness or absence of a parent. They will follow in the footsteps of their "Mums" however, with homes and families later in life,.but they will remember the good times of being "Sugar Girls,"
Mejora
I enjoyed the period and place stories of the Sugar Girls.
I didn't have a problem with "bopping back and forth" between characters that some readers commented found problematic.
The stories were told in a straight forward, no holds barred, warts and all style without excuse or complaint.
Definitely recommended.
Murn
Interesting story about the lives and careers of women working at Lyle and Tate. A sugar packaging factory on the docks in London's East End. Every chapter gives us a peek as the teenagers make lifelong friends, grow up, Very well written, brings you into the factory with them.
Rainpick
The stories are interesting, but I don't like the way the book is written. The timelines are not at all clear and a lot of it is summarized - more "telling" than "showing." It was also really hard at first to keep the girls' stories straight. With some rearranging, it would be much better. I read it for my book club and probably wouldn't have finished it otherwise. I usually like social history, but this was disappointing.
I love stories from WWII. This book doesn't just deal with that time period, but there are bits that take place during the war. I love reading the stories of these women who worked at the sugar factory in London. I loved that it followed them past when they worked there so you had a full picture of their lives. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories of real people.

Related to The Sugar Girls

Download The Innocent Traveller (New Canadian Library) fb2, epub

The Innocent Traveller (New Canadian Library) fb2 epub

Author: P.K. Page,Ethel Wilson
Category: Canada
ISBN: 0771089554
Download Lincolnshire Folklore fb2, epub

Lincolnshire Folklore fb2 epub

Author: Ethel H. Rudkin
ISBN: 0854099921
Download Ethel Barrett Tells Favorite Bible Stories fb2, epub

Ethel Barrett Tells Favorite Bible Stories fb2 epub

Author: Ethel Barrett
ISBN: 0830706151
Download Fanny Crosby fb2, epub

Fanny Crosby fb2 epub

Author: Ethel Barrett
Category: United States
ISBN: 0830709290
Download Which Way to Nineveh (Regal Venture Stories Ser.) fb2, epub

Which Way to Nineveh (Regal Venture Stories Ser.) fb2 epub

Author: Illustrated,Ethel Barrett
ISBN: 0830700064
Download Joseph fb2, epub

Joseph fb2 epub

Author: Ethel Barrett
ISBN: 0830707158
Download Factory Life and Labour: In Merton and Beddington 1920-1960 fb2, epub

Factory Life and Labour: In Merton and Beddington 1920-1960 fb2 epub

Author: Nick Edwards,Sue Bruley
Category: Economics
ISBN: 0905174283
Download Grasshopper and the Pickle Factory fb2, epub

Grasshopper and the Pickle Factory fb2 epub

Author: Jim Slater
ISBN: 0246112263
Download I've Got Rhythm: Ethel Merman Story fb2, epub

I've Got Rhythm: Ethel Merman Story fb2 epub

Author: Bob Thomas
ISBN: 155504204X