Maidens Trip

Maidens' Trip is a classic memoir of the growth to maturity of three young women in the exceptional circumstances of Britain at war.

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408801256

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Three girls abandon their middle-class comforts for an adventure of a lifetime during the Second World War. A classic and unforgettable tale.

Maidens Trip

'Maiden's Trip had nicely brought-up girls itching for unladylike outdoor adventures' PATRICK GALE EMMA SMITH MAIDENS TRIP A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal 'Maiden's Trip had nicely brought-up girls itching for unladylike ...

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408818132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In 1943 Emma Smith joined the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters. She set out with two friends on a big adventure: three eighteen-year-olds, freed from a middle-class background, precipitated into the boating fraternity. They learn how to handle a pair of seventy-two foot-long canal boats, how to carry a cargo of steel north from London to Birmingham and coal from Coventry; how to splice ropes, bail out bilge water, keep the engine ticking over and steer through tunnels. They live off kedgeree and fried bread and jam, adopt a kitten, lose their bicycles, laugh and quarrel and get progressively dirtier and tougher as the weeks go by. Maidens' Trip is a classic memoir of the growth to maturity of three young women in the exceptional circumstances of Britain at war.

Travel

You stare in I sniffed the incense and watched the astonishment at a red lacquer gem perched quaintly dressed maidens trip up the steps , on the top of a high flight of steps . " This their wooden sandals ...

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Werner s Readings and Recitations

FLOWER MAIDENS sway forward in response , whirl on place , dance around pots of fowers , then trip to positions around MAY - BASKET GIRL , around whom they circle joyously , waving flowers . Circle separates , forming semicircle at ...

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Girl Impersonations

FLOWER MAIDENS Sway forward in response , whirl on place , dance around pots of flowers , then trip to positions around MAY - BASKET GIRL , around whom they circle joyously , waving flowers . Circle separates , forming semicircle at ...

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The Jewel maiden

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Author: Florian Pascal

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Category: Operas

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The Great Western Beach

Maidens'. Trip. In 1943 Emma Smith signed on with the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company under their wartime scheme of employing women to replace the boaters who had joined up. Emma sets out with Nanette and Charity on a big adventure: ...

Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747596611

Category: Children

Page: 358

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An astonishingly detailed, beautifully written memoir of a Cornish childhood.

Grimm s Fairy Tales

For a few minutes she considered , and at last said , “ Dear father , I wish for eleven maidens exactly like myself in figure and stature ... and do not slip ; but maidens trip , and stumble , and slide , and make the peas roll about .

Author: Jacob Grimm

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Category: Children

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German Popular Tales and Household Stories

Order some peas to be strewn in your ante - room , " said the Lion , “ and you will at once see ; for men have a firm trend when walking on peas , and do not slip , but maidens trip , and stumble , and slide , and make the peas roll ...

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