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November 22, 2012 / peoplesbookprize

One Woman’s War

Each week we focus on one of the books showcased in The People’s Book Prize 2012/13 – this week’s book is

One Woman’s War

By Eileen Younghusband

Published by Candy Jar Books
ISBN 978-0-9566826-2-8
Category Biography
Autumn 2012


A vivid first-hand account giving a unique and intimate picture of the Filter rooms and Bomber Command during World War Two, the operations of which were considered too secret to speak of for thirty years.

Author’s Biography

Eileen Younghusband was born in London, 1921. After her time in the war, she had a variety of successful careers including hotelier, caterer and a Spanish scrap merchant. She graduated from the Open University aged 87 and now resides in Sully where she continues to write.


“We must never forget the selflessness, determination and bravery that people like Eileen showed on a daily basis during WW2. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude” – Carwyn Jones: First Minister of Wales “There is much that is remarkable about Eileen Younghusband: she is 91-years-old and is as sharp as a knife.” – Emma Soames: Editor-at-large, Saga Magazine “A fantastic insight into life as it was in one woman’s eyes from 1938…definitely one of the most exciting reads I’ve had.” – Sue Keily: Aeroplane Monthly Price £15.99 Binding: Paperback

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We  are always enthusiastic to hear about books you feel should be nominated for The People’s Book Prize and if you have suggestions please email us at

Once again thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”Peoples Book Prize

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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE


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