The Carhullan Army

The Carhullan Army

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The world has changed. War rages in South America and China, and Britain - now entirely dependent on the US for food and energy - is run by an omnipresent dictatorship known simply as The Authority. Assets and weapons have been seized, every movement is monitored and women are compulsorily fitted with contraceptive devices.This is Sister's story of her attempt to escape the repressive regime. From the confines of her Lancaster prison cell she tells of her such for The Carhullan Army, a quasi-mythical commune of 'unofficial' women rumoured to be living in a remote part of Cumbria.
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2007.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 209 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hall, Sarah 1974- Daughters of the north.
Notes: Also published as: Daughters of the north. New York : Harper Perennial.


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Nov 10, 2018

When I picked this book up I kind of snickered at the size of it - it was a silly little 200 page book! However, this was hands down one of the best books I have read in quite some time. It is meant to be read slowly and its imagery commands to be savored. What a tale of female strength, change, belief and community! This was the type of book that made me shiver with its last sentence. It's empowering, endearing, and is a raw story of what it means to be a woman with unlocked potential and truly describes a metamorphosis. Love, love, loved it - just read it!!

May 01, 2011

I enjoyed both the characters and the idea of a female army that took itself seriously. It wasn't about mimicing men, but the realities of combat.

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