In the Press

The Daily Mail OnlineThe women who chopped wood for Churchill

The ExpressSecond World War: Meet the ‘Lumberjills’ who helped win the war

The Mirror - Lumberjills who saw allies to war victory

I paper - Lumberjills: a forgotten army of strong women

The ScotsmanScotland’s forgotten forest volunteers remembered in new book

The Sunday PostThe Honest Truth: Hit the road, Jack! How lumberjills went back to their roots to fill men’s boots

Press & Journal - Women at sharp edge

The Yorkshire PostThe role of the Women’s Timber Corps during the Second World War is often overlooked - now a new book examines the role they played



Joanna is a popular speaker and has spoken about the Lumberjills on TV, radio and across the UK.  She speaks at festivals, conferences, corporate events and schools. If you'd like to book her to give a talk at your event, please visit the contact page.

See below for a list of upcoming book tour dates:

12th October 2019 - Woodfest RHS Rosemoor, Devon

12th November 2019 - St. Nicolas Church, Guildford, Surrey

Earlier Talks

19th September 2019 - Ottershaw WI, Chertsey, Surrey

24th & 25th July 2019 - The War and Peace Revival, Kent

5-7th July 2019 - Timber Festival, Feanedock, The National Forest

27th June 2019 - Guildford County School, Surrey

16th May 2019 - Age UK staff away day, London

14th May 2019 - The Building Centre, London


13th March 2019 - Waterstones Bookshop Guildlford


6th March 2019 - Timber Trade Federation, UK Softwood Conference

24th October 2018 - Denman College, WI Centre for learning 

3rd October 2018 - Guildford Institute, Surrey

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