This book consists of four main sections. The first two cover the author's parent's families - the Broughtons and the Towlers. There are some interesting snippets here, although inevitably most fall outside our area of interest here.
From our point of view the book becomes interesting with Stella's Scenario (fifty pages in). The author worked in the Supermarine drawing office after a spell in a naval drawing office, was involving in work on the Spitfire, Seafang and Spiteful, and played a role in the preparation for D-Day. We follow Stella's route from job to job, starting with her determination to do something useful and ending with her as a valued member of the Supermarine team.
The fourth section of the book contains a number of wartime memories provided by friends and former colleagues, including a brief account of life at Supermarine after the war.
Stella's autobiography is the section likely to be of most interest to our readers, and it provides an interesting account of the experiences of someone working in a key war industry.
Author: Stella Rutter
Publisher: St. Richard's Press