Adie is visiting Warwick School with Warwick Words. Following the delightful non-fiction meeting a few months back when we read Adie's autobiography; the former BBC Chief News Correspondent now charts the seismic move towards equal rights in her latest book ' Fighting on the Home Front'.
Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles- from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics. Women had finally become citizens, a recognised part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income.
This is with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations.
It is an account of history at its best-vivid and compelling of the pioneering women who helped with the war as well as revealing assessment of their legacy for women's lives today.