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This review is from: War Crimes for the Home (Paperback)
Gloria now in a home for the elderly looks back over her life which is dominated by the 1939-45 war.
At the start of the book it is difficult to feel sympathy for this coarse and selfish woman. The events Gloria remembers and her visions at first seem the ramblings of an elderly person suffering from dementia. Gloria is forced to confront these events by her family, but she finds it difficult to remember everything, or is she deliberately concealing the truth. The character of Gloria shines through the book. The story always gripping as it changes constantly from present to past unravelling the nightmare that has been Gloria's life. Brilliantly written, the story is told in a humorous way, and as the humour and the tragedy combine Gloria's past is revealed and her life becomes whole again. Sad, disturbing, but always funny and uplifting. A triumph.