Struggle or Starve - Women's lives in the South Wales valleys between the two World Wars
Editor: Sian Rhiannon Williams, Carole White
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"Mam was thirty-nine when she died. ... I was not used to looking after a house and family, let alone a baby not quite two years old. It was one thing helping Mam; being in sole charge was quite different. Dad's only contribution was to give me money each Friday and let me carry on as best I could."
Drawing on the memories of those who were young girls and young women at the time, this collection vividly recreates the lives of working class women during this difficult time of depression, dislocation and dramatic industrial and political struggle.
It mingles fragments of reminiscence of previously unpublished writers with extracts from published autobiographies - some, like the work of Elizabeth Andrews, long out of print - to protray women's struggle, not just for survival, but for dignity, recognition and wider opportunities
"A marvellous compilation of reminiscences by Welsh women"- Time Out
"This is a book to treasure " The Big Issue Cymru
Category: Autobiography Anthologies Historical
First published by Honno in : 2002
Contributors: Florence Allen, Elizabeth Andrews, Lucy Arundell, Gabrielle Capus, Dorothy Craig, Edith S Davies, Menna Gallie, Winifred Griffiths, Gertrude Harris, Maggie Pryce Jones, Margaret Lloyd, Mair Eluned McLellan, Enid Mavis Mitchell, Elaine Morgan, Marion Phillips, Katie Pritchard, Eunice Hughes Thomas, Iris Roderick Thomas, Barbara Walters, Heulwen Williams, Beatrice Wood,