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We are at War
By Simon Garfield

We are at War

The Diaries of Five Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

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We are at War by Simon Garfield

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Of all the accounts written about the Second World War, none are more compelling than the personal diaries of those who lived through it. "We Are At War" is the story of five everyday folk, who, living on the brink of chaos, recorded privately on paper their most intimate hopes and fears. Pam Ashford, a woman who keeps her head when all around are losing theirs, writes with comic genius about life in her Glasgow shipping office. Christopher Tomlin, a writing-paper salesman for whom business is booming, longs to be called up like his brother. Eileen Potter organises evacuations for flea-ridden children, while mother-of-three Tilly Rice is frustrated to be sent to Cornwall. And Maggie Joy Blunt tries day-by-day to keep a semblance of her ordinary life. Entering their world as they lived it, each diary entry is poignantly engrossing. Amid the tumultuous start to the war, these ordinary British people are by turns apprehensive and despairing, spirited and cheerful - and always fascinatingly, vividly real.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091903879
ISBN-10: 0091903874
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 28mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield is an award-winning feature writer on the Observer and author of two previous books of oral history, both highly acclaimed. His study of Aids in Britain, The End of Innocence, was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the bestselling Mauve was described by the Daily Telegraph as 'a book about science which also happens to be a miniature work of art'. His most recent work, The Last Journey of William Huskisson, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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