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How I Long To Be With You: War Letters Home
How I Long To Be With You: War Letters Home
by Bryony Hill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.44

5.0 out of 5 stars A slice of war life, 26 Nov 2014
‘Books like this need to be published so the world does not forget’ says Dame Vera Lynn on the cover, and she’s right. Because war isn’t just fought abroad – painful battles are fought on the home front, too, and that’s what Bryony Hill has so cleverly captured in ‘How I Long to be With You’.
This book is a collection of letters from both sides of her family, written between 1938 and 1945. There’s her maternal grandfather Smithy, fighting in India and writing passionately about his yearning for a reunion with his wife Esme in New Zealand. There’s Bryony’s dad, Trevor Jarvis, writing reassuringly from the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves to his father about going for long walks on the Sussex Downs and buying a little house to do up when the war is ended. There are those at home writing about how the mice have eaten the eiderdown, or how they’ve revived a pair of old gloves. And there’s a happy ending… after all the years of conflict and heartache, Trevor comes home, meets Esme’s daughter Bridget over the garden fence and marries her. Result: Bryony and her two brothers!
It is all so real – yet the war was never talked about by this generation and it’s only in books like this that we find out what it was really like for those involved. It also emphasises the importance of letters – because of the impermanence of emails, we will never have records like these again.


Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
by Carol Rifka Brunt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant. I loved this book, 26 Nov 2014
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Just brilliant. I loved this book. But you'll have to read it to find out why - it speaks for itself more clearly than I ever can.


Narrow Margins
Narrow Margins
by Marie Browne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS BOOK!, 11 Dec 2009
This review is from: Narrow Margins (Paperback)
The story of how Marie Browne coped when disaster befell her family could have been a sad but dreary tale of disaster. Instead, it is told with such courage and humour that it will have you page-turning 'til late at night to discover what happened next.

Funny, brave and well written, this is a book to read when things seem bad, because some people have it so much worse and still come up smiling.


The Animal Healer: A Unique Insight into the Healing, Care and Wellbeing of Animals
The Animal Healer: A Unique Insight into the Healing, Care and Wellbeing of Animals
by Elizabeth Whiter
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 28 May 2009
The story of how Elizabeth Whiter discovered her own healing powers is riveting. What she's done with those healing powers is possibly even more interesting, treating more than 1,000 animals across the world. If you love your pets and want to help them, then read this book and learn from Liz.


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