A Girl Called Thursday
Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Mary and Walter Tilford's baby daughter is named Thursday. It was meant to be a message of hope for the future - but they could not foresee that by the time Thursday celebrated her 21st birthday, Britain would once again be at war with Germany. Thursday is determined to help in the war effort and volunteers as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. She is attached to the Royal Navy and begins her service at Haslar Hospital on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour. The realities of war are brought home to her when the casualties begin to arrive from Dunkirk. Young men are terribly injured, some dying, and Thursday begins to understand the true meaning of courage. While experiencing all the natural hopes and dreams of any young woman, finding pleasure and joy as well as sorrow in her work, Thursday is given her own opportunity to show strength and bravery in the face of war - and find a lasting love.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 35.6mm | 498.96g
- 18 Jul 2002
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
About Lilian Harry
Lilian Harry grew up in Portsmouth and now lives in a village on the edge of Dartmoor with three ginger cats. She has a son, a daughter and two grandchildren, and is a keen walker.
LAUNCHA GIRL CALLED THURSDAY was launched at The Royal Haslar Hospital, the setting of the book, on Thursday 18th July 3-5pm. The event was open to both invited guests and the general public and drew a crowd of over 100 people. David from the Gosport Bookshop completely sold out of copies and was forced tomake an emergency dash to Littlehampton to pick up copies for her signing atthe shop the following day! The Gosport Bookshop alone sold over 100 copies and combined with library talks and other bookshop signings we sold over 300 copies in two days. BOOKSHOP SIGNING EVENTSGosport BookshopOttakar's FarehamOttakar's, Portsmouth LIBRARY TALKS AND SIGNINGSStubbington Library, FarehamLeigh Park Library, HavantNorth End Library, PortsmouthAlderman Lacey Library, CopnorBarnstaple Library, Devon TVPORTSMOUTH TELEVISION - live interview on 17th July RADIORADIO HASLAR - interviewBBC RADIO LANCASHIRE - reviewBBC RADIO GLOUCESTERSHIRE - reviewBBC RADIO WM - review PRESSWRITING MAGAZINE - interviewSOUTHERN DAILY ECHO - reviewPETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH - reviewCOVENTRYEVENING TELERAPH - reviewNUNEATON EVENING TELEGRAPH - reviewHISTORICAL NOVELS