In May this year, Candy Jar author Eileen Younghusband was thrilled to learn that her book 'One Woman's War' won the People's Book Prize for non-fiction.
Woman’s War is a personal account of war as a member of the Women’s
Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and gives a unique insight into life in the top secret filter rooms of World War Two.
Eileen was overjoyed in receiving the prize – attending the award ceremony at Stationer's
Hall in London. She said: “I
would like to thank everybody for voting for me. I am delighted.
However, I do feel some of the recognition must go to the small band of
women who went to war and contributed to victory in the Filter Rooms of
RAF Fighter Command in the defence of Britain. I dedicate this award to
all of them.”
You can watch a video interview with Eileen here:
The People’s Book Prize is a literary
competition open to all published authors and judged solely by the
general public. The annual event presented its first awards in 2010
following the death of its founding patron Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE.
One Woman's War by Eileen Younghusband is available as a paperback priced £8.99. A DVD version, featuring historical footage from WW2, can also be bought from Candy Jar Books.