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Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49

  Pulled from the Mass-Observation diaries of middle-aged housewife Nella Last, Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49  is a stand-out account of English home front life as told from the perspective of a middle-aged housewife living with her husband in Barrow-in-Furness, a shipbuilding town in Lancashire. Beginning in September of […]... Read More
A World Gone Mad by Astrid Lindgren

A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren 1939-45

A terrible despondency weighs on everything and everyone. The radio churns out news reports all day long. Lots of our men are being called up. There’s a ban on private motoring, too. God help our poor planet in the grip of this madness! – A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren 1939-45 On […]... Read More
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Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940-45

Few Eggs and No Oranges is an abridgment of Vere Hodgson’s first-hand account of life in London during WWII. Describing herself as ‘an ordinary commonplace Londoner’ in the book’s foreword, Hodgson, a social worker, tasked herself with writing a diary with the intent of sending it to her cousin Lucy living in what is now Zimbabwe. […]... Read More