CHARGE: To explore the effects of WWI on a small English village
FACTS: As all the men of Chilbury are taken away by WWI, the women decide to defy the vicar’s wishes that the choir be disbanded and continue to sing. They reorganized as the Chibury Ladies’ Choir. We meet women from very different backgrounds as they come together to share all manners of life and death. The novel serves to show the true strength of the women left behind in times of war.
VERDICT: Guilty, as charged.