Hope is Daffodil Bright: Women's Voluntary Service in Cambridge during WWII

4 July 2024
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Discover Lady Alice Bragg and the Women's Voluntary Service in Cambridge during the Second World War with Zoe Jasko.

Alice Bragg moved to Cambridge with her family in 1938 when her husband, Lawrence was appointed head of the Cavendish Laboratories. Within a year the Second World War broke out and her life unexpectedly changed. With no training or experience, she became head of the Women’s Voluntary Service in Cambridge and in 1946 the city’s third female Mayor. Zoë Jasko author of ‘Hope is Daffodil Bright’ dramatizes Alice’s war time life and the essential work of the WVS. Her research and her subsequent historical novel give a fascinating insight into a city at war and a community pulling together.

About the Speaker:

Zoë Jasko is a writer, public speaker, and performer. Her books What the Wind Saw: Short Stories from the Heart of Hertfordshire (2022), Hope is Daffodil Bright (2023) and The Portraits on the Wall: Five Cherished Pets, Five Special Stories (2024) are published by The Endless Bookcase. Trained as a light lyric soprano, she is cofounder and creative director of the Hertfordshire based Felici Opera. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and four children.

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