“A Schoolgirl’s War” by Mary Smith. The story of a Kent school during World War Two

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The Development Trust Office is delighted to announce that we are now selling the second edition of “A Schoolgirl’s War”. We have gone to a reprint and we have plenty of stock! We have an ISBN which means under Legal Deposit law, a copy of this book is now held at the British Library for posterity!

“Legal deposit has existed in English law since 1662. It helps to ensure that the nation’s published output (and thereby its intellectual record and future published heritage) is collected systematically, to preserve the material for the use of future generations and to make it available for readers within the designated legal deposit libraries.”

Mary Smith – ex-Headmistress and author of the book travels extensively around Kent and the South East, giving talks and lectures (to all ages) about the book. Do contact Alexandra if you would like to invite Mary to speak at one of your events. The book is an evocative record of school life in wartime bringing together and exquisite and unparalleled set of paintings of girls at school during WW2, and first-hand recollections of pupils who experienced the disrupted schooling, the air-raids, the doodlebugs and the lessons in underground shelters. MGGS art teacher Helen Keen set out to record the life of the school as the war unfolded. Her paintings have never been published before. Those pictures and the vivid memories of the old girls, now in their 80’s and 90’s, will move you and surprise you. The material will be a rich read for anyone with an interest in the history of the home front in WW2.

The selling price is £10 (plus P&P), with profits going towards various school projects. If you have any queries about the book or would like to purchase a substantial order (more than 6 copies), please contact Alexandra Meaders – Development Trust Officer at MGGS on ameaders@mggs.org.

You can purchase your copy for delivery using the PayPal link below. Postage is available to UK addresses only. Students of MGGS can purchase the book directly from the Development Trust Office – please use email above to place orders.


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