Dot, Dot, Dot: Anon., WAAC: the Woman's Story of the War (1930)

Season 9, Ep. 3

One of many books about the First World War on the censor’s blacklist, this one claims to offer a new, fresh perspective about the British army. But how much truth can a memoir written by ‘anonymous’ tell? With Dr Andrew Frayn.


  • For a novel that's meant to be from a women's point of view, it's often very uncharitable about them. Andrew Frayn
  • People are walked up to the door of the bedroom, told it is a bedroom, and then left to imagine for themselves. Aoife Bhreatnach
  • It's a generic novel at a moment when this kind of war book is becoming generic. Andrew Frayn


Andrew Frayn & Fiona Houston, The War Books Boom in Britain


‘WAAC: the Woman’s Story of the War’ (1930)


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