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How the Girl Guides Won the War

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How the Girl Guides Won the War by Janie Hampton, book reviewHow the Girl Guides Won the War by Janie Hampton was a book I expected to be enjoyable but rather twee, full of sing songs around campfires and tales of irritatingly cheerful Girl Guides doing good deeds. How wrong I was.

These things are all present in the book, but there is much more to it. My expectation was similar to that of the author before she started writing; in her introduction Hampton notes that she not expected to write the book she did, which is full of praise for the Guide movement.

Founded in 1909 after girls took an interest in the recently formed Scouting movement, Girl Guides was something which was open to girls from all backgrounds around the world.


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