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Henrietta's War: News from the Home Front 1939-1942 (Bloomsbury Group) - Joyce Dennys
Henrietta's War: News from the Home Front 1939-1942 (Bloomsbury Group)
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Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him... show more
Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her 'dear childhood friend' Robert. Warm, witty and perfectly observed, Henrietta's War brings to life a sparkling community of determined troupers who pull together to fight the good fight with patriotic fervour and good humour.Henrietta's War is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early twentieth-century chosen by readers for readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781608190492 (1608190498)
ASIN: 1608190498
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Henrietta's War
My favorite letter was dated May 21,1941. This is one of my favorite parts of the whole book and I do so hope Faith realizes how much the Conductor adores her before it's too late. The following exchange is between Henrietta and the Conductor: "Faith's been telling me about the A.R.P.,' I said...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
4.0
I have been reading a lot of domestic fiction from Britain of the 1930's and 40's, mostly diary-style and short stories. I must say that this book, which takes the form of letters from a housewife and mother in Devon to her "Childhood's Friend" Robert who is at the front, is gentler and more wistful...
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