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Gillies, Midge 1962-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 76 publications in 4 languages and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Handbooks and manuals  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Midge Gillies
The barbed-wire university : the real lives of Allied prisoners of war in the Second World War by Midge Gillies( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary social history will redefine our picture of the POW camps and leave us with renewed admiration for the initiative, creativity and fortitude of men in wartime captivity, men whose whole lives and post-war careers were transformed by their time as POWs
Business writing : the essential guide to thinking and working smarter by Midge Gillies( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Johnson by Midge Gillies( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1930, Amy Johnson, a typist from Hull, took off from Croydon Airport with a thermos flask and a packet of sandwiches to try to beat the world solo record to Australia. This is the biography of an extraordinary woman whose reckless aeronautical adventures inspired millions
Waiting for Hitler : voices from Britain on the brink of invasion by Midge Gillies( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography & autobiography: historical, political & military
Marie Lloyd : the one and only by Midge Gillies( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than three-quarters of a century after a crowd of 100,000 people jammed the streets of north London to pay their respects at her funeral, Marie Lloyd remains a potent icon of twentieth-century popular culture." "This new and definitive account of her turbulent and poignant life draws on a mass of previously unmined sources to paint a graphic and moving picture of a woman whose 'capacity for expressing the soul of the poeople', according to T.S. Eliot, 'made Marie Lloyd unique'." "In more common parlance, she was 'The One and Only'."--Jacket
Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform by Midge Gillies( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries, army wives have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the se ances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane
Literary non-fiction : a writers' and artists' companion : writing about everything from travel to food to sex by Sally Cline( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface to series -- Part 1: Literary non-fiction -- 1 : Introduction -- Part One: Literary non-fiction -- Part Two: Tips and tales -- Part Three: Write on -- 2: What is literary non- fiction? -- 3: Challenges of literary non-fiction -- 4: Reflections on travel writing -- 5: Reflections on food writing -- 6: Reflections on nature and landscape -- 7: Reflections on feminism -- 8: Reflections on history -- 9: Reflections on sexuality, friendship and death -- Sexuality -- Friendship -- Death -- 10: Reflections on the mysteries of mind and body -- Part 2: Tips and tales -- Guest contributors -- Lisa Appignanesi -- Rosemary Bailey -- Gillian Beer -- Bidisha -- Lizzie Collingham -- William Dalrymple -- Stevie Davies -- Colin Grant -- Rahila Gupta -- Philip Hoare -- Siri Hustvedt -- Alice Kessler-Harris -- Barry Lopez -- Richard Mabey -- Robert Macfarlane -- Sara Maitland -- Neil McKenna -- Caroline Moorehead -- Susie Orbach -- Jennifer Potter -- Susan Sellers -- Dava Sobel -- Diana Souhami -- Dale Spender -- Francis Spufford -- Daniel Swift -- Colin Thubron -- Natasha Walter -- Sara Wheeler -- Simon Winchester -- Part 3: Write on -- Planning -- 1: Planning the writing -- 2: Planning social or cultural history -- 3: Planning travel writing and writing about nature and landscape -- 4: Planning a biography or autobiography -- 5: Planning a memoir -- 6: Structure for all types of literary non-fiction -- 7: Writing a proposal -- 8: Mentoring and other matters -- 9: Agents and publishers -- Research -- 1: Where to go -- 2: Other things to do in the research period -- Writing -- 1: Short pieces as starting points -- 2: Description -- 3: Interviewing -- 4: Using quotations and dialogue -- 5:Truth versus facts -- Acknowledgements -- Permissions -- Select bibliography -- Index
Writing lives : literary biography by Midge Gillies( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical introductions to a range of literary topics and genres. Writing Lives takes as its focus life writing, both autobiography and biography, discussing these genres specifically within the contexts of the lives and literary careers of writers, past and present. In addition to exploring the key characteristics of life writing, the book also examines the relationship between the lives of authors and the influence of these lives both on their own writing and on the reception of their work by contemporary and later readers. The book traces the origins of literary biography from its early roots to its position as a best-selling genre in its own right
The wedding book by Midge Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arvon book of literary non-fiction : writing about travel, nature, food, feminism, history, sexuality, death and friendship by Sally Cline( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by tutors from the Arvon Foundation, the prestigious professional writing course, and with contributions from over 20 leading writers, The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction offers new insight into the critical impact and nature of, this evolving genre, adding to the ongoing debate and offering valuable instruction to authors
The barbed-wire university : the social life of the prisoner-of-war camp by Midge Gillies( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from Britain on the brink of invasion by Midge Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant evocation by an acclaimed historical biographer of what it was really like to live in a Britain in the shadow of Nazi invasion
Army wives : from the Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform by Midge Gillies( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries, army wives have followed their men to the front, helped keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their stories. We meet imperial army wives in Crimea and the Raj; explore the experiences of twentieth-century wives in two world wars and a Cold War and hear from modern women supporting their men in the war on terror. From how army wives communicate with their husbands to the impact of life-changing injury and bereavement, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'
Writing by Midge Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army wives : from Crimea to Afghanistan : the real lives of the women behind the men in uniform by Midge Gillies( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over the centuries, army wives have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the se ances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane
Literary non-fiction: a writers & artists companion - writing about everyth by Midge Gillies( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memoir and biographies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

<> by Midge Gillies( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Arvon book of literary non-fiction writing by Sally Cline( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arvon Book of Literary Non-Fiction is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macf
 
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