World War I witnessed the unprecedented involvement of British civilians in the realities of waging battle. With the battlefields just across the Channel, soldiers could quickly return home on leave and women could easily go to the front as nurses or observers. And British citizens faced the new and too frequently consummated threat of enemy air raids. In this text, Debra Rae Cohen explores how such developments influenced four women writers - Violet Hunt, Rose Macaulay, Stella Benson and Rebecca West - in producing new kinds of war stories told from women's perspectives: stories from the home front. Cohen focuses particularly on how Hunt, Macaulay, Benson and West negotiated wartime rhetoric in their novels. Despite the porousness of the border between war and home, propaganda efforts strove to depict the home front as a place of safety and enclosure. It was a place where women kept the home fires burning - even if the fires they were stoking were in munitions factories. Cohen examines how each of the writers responded to such depictions and demonstrates that despite their general support for the war effort, the authors resisted simplistic representations of women's roles. Primed by the growing prewar suffrage movement and new ideas about women's place in the public sphere, each author explored such questions as: how could women resist the passive manipulation by wartime propaganda?, and how could women find positions as emerging citizens within the parameters of war? In answer, these writers created fantasy spaces and enclosures within their novels for interrogating the discourses of war. Their project of "remapping" became the battle over women's place. their visibility and anonymity during the war, and their control over self-representation.