Daffodil Girls: Stories of Love, Loss and Friendship from the Women Behind Our Heroes (Hardback)

by Kitty Dimbleby

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For every brave soldier putting their life on the line for Queen and country, there is a second, more subtle sort of heroism at work back at base in Britain. "Daffodil Girls" is the story of the women behind the soldiers of The 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh. Granted unprecedented access into this most private of communities, writer Kitty Dimbleby brilliantly brings to life the lot of a soldier's wife. How do you have a relationship that is not only long-distance, but with someone who is both out of contact and in danger on a daily basis? How do you deal with everyday life, for yourself and your children while he's away? How do you readjust to your partner's return, and come to terms with the horrors they might have seen? And how do you cope if your worst nightmare comes true - that he doesn't come back at all? Kitty Dimbleby follows these women through the cycle of a regiment's tour of duty: the preparation for departure, the six long months of action and the emotional reunion. Insightful, humorous and deeply moving in turn, "Daffodil Girls" captures the unique bond of friendship and indomitable spirit that is forged in such circumstances - the extraordinary world of the heroines behind our army heroes. This book is in support of Help for Heroes.

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