A highly successful writer, Angela Huth has published several novels, one of the most famous being Land Girls, which was adapted into a feature film in 1998. The sequel to this Once a Land Girl was published this year by Constable and Robinson.
A well known journalist, critic and broadcaster she also writes plays for radio, TV and the stage.
Disasters, disappointments, dashed hopes …Doesn’t seem that easy, just to find a good man, love him and be loved back. But I shan’t give up trying. The war is over, but life goes on for Land Girls Prue, Stella and Ag. While two of the girls are married, Prue, the incorrigible flirt, has no one and is engaged in a quest for a man to provide her with security and gold taps. A year after the girls leave Hallows Farm, Prue finds just such a man and a marriage that protects her from the hardships of post-war Manchester. But she still hankers for the life she so loved as a Land Girl, though it’s hard to get work on the sort of farm that provided unimaginable happiness during the war. The lives of her two old friends, Stella and Ag, have moved on and neither visit her. Additionally Prue finds that her newly wedded state and fresh horizons fail to supply the answers she seeks. Yet, in the puzzling world beyond the fields, Prue, in her indomitable way, open as ever to each chance encounter, remains buoyant, optimistic and quite sure that the life she imagines is just round yet another corner. Praise for Land Girls: ‘A first-class writer.’ Sunday Telegraph; ‘Riveting …evocative and entertaining.’ Daily Mail. ‘Huth’s controlled, eloquent style has been compared to Jane Austen’s, but her talent is entirely original.’ The Times. ‘Piquant, witty and entertaining.’ Tatler. ‘Huth is a master of this sort of novel, steeped in period atmosphere and gentle irony.’ Daily Telegraph. ‘A good story, told with wit and a keen observation of detail.’ Times Literary Supplement.
PUBLISHER: Constable and Robinson
PUBLICATION DATE: 18th February 2010
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During World War II, a new regiment called the Women’s Land Army, nicknamed the “Land Girls” was formed in the United Kingdom for recruiting women to work at farms where men left to go to war. Set in 1941 in the Dorset countryside, three young women, Stella, Ag and Prue, arrive on a remote farm. They are the ‘Land Girls’ – city girls who have volunteered to take the place of young men who have gone to war. They are an unlikely trio: hairdresser Prue is vivacious and sexy; Cambridge University graduate Ag is quiet and more reserved while the dreamy Stella is in love with Philip, a dashing Royal Navy officer. Despite their differences, they soon become close friends. The film follows their relationships with each other and the men in their lives in the face of war.
PUBLICATION DATE: 13th April 2o05 (New Edition)