Behind the Lines is the first full-length novel by Amanda Harris, a director of Kernow Education Arts Partnership and co-creator of The Story Republic and The Writers' Block. The novel draws on the experiences of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs), formed in 1917 to free men from backroom duties.

Behind the Lines, with Amanda Harris

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Venue: St John’s Hall

Behind the Lines is the first full-length novel by Amanda Harris, a director of Kernow Education Arts Partnership and co-creator of The Story Republic and The Writers’ Block. The novel draws on the experiences of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs), formed in 1917 to free men from backroom duties. Amanda’s grandmother Mabel Coole was among those who signed up. Amanda believes that the life-changing experiences of Mabel and many others played a major role in women getting the vote, and she uses a mix of history, personal anecdotes and pictures from her grandmother’s scrapbook to tell these women’s stories.