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Mrs Miles's Diary: The Wartime Journal of a Housewife on the Home Front [Paperback]

Constance Miles , S. V. Partington
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15 Aug 2013
At the outbreak of the Second World War Constance Miles was living with her husband in the pretty Surrey village of Shere. A prolific correspondent with a keen interest in current affairs, Constance kept a war journal from 1939 to 1943, recording in vivid detail what life was like for women on the Home Front. She writes of the impact of evacuees, of food shortages and the creative uses of what food there was, and the fears of the local populace, who wonder how they will cope. She tells of refugees from central Europe billeted in village houses and, later in the war, of the influx of American servicemen. She travels frequently to London, mourning the destruction of familiar landmarks and recording the devastation of the Blitz, but still finds time for tea in the Strand. A woman of strong convictions, Mrs Miles is not afraid to voice her opinion on public figures and her worries about the social upheavals she feels certain to follow the war. But most of all her journals record an overlooked aspect of the conflict: the impact on communities outside of major cities, who endured hardships we find hard to imagine today. It is a fascinating document that makes for compulsive reading.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (15 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471125580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471125584
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Constance Miles was the eldest daughter of Sir William Robertson Nicoll, founder of The Bookman and The British Weekly, a nonconformist newspaper. From Scottish roots, she grew up in London, where J. M. Barrie was among her family friends. Married to Major Elystan Miles, she had two sons, Harry and Basil. She lived in Shere, near Guildford, Surrey, where she wrote her war journals. Constance Miles died in 1962.

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I'm still reading this interesting diary of WW11 and enjoying all the writings of Mrs Miles. Set in Surrey during WW11 tells the day to day life of Mrs Miles and also interesting facts about the war that I have not red before. Very pleased I bought this book as I have an iterest in dairies on the homefront during WW11. Would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in everyday life during WW11 and how people coped with the thought of invasion could happen any day.

Although I have a kindle I have bought this in paperback from Amazon as I like to see the photos and reading it on paper makes it more 'real'.

More diaries like these would be great to read.
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This is a most interesting account of life at home during the Second World War. It is very well written as one would expect from a member of the Robertson Nicoll family. Mrs. Miles was Constance Robertson Nicoll, a aughter of Sir William the famous editor of the British Weekly. Her comments in her journal give some interesting insights on life in the World War Two
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting War Diary 2 Nov 2013
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Love diaries especially war ones and found Connie Miles a good writer, but wished it carried on longer as it finishes in1943. Still a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 4 May 2014
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A new insight into the day to day lives of world war two folk. Enjoyed it. It made me glad I was not born then.
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