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This review is from: Henrietta's War: News from the Home Front 1939-1942 (The Bloomsbury Group) (Paperback)
I came across a reference to this book quite by chance and got a copy to read. It sounded like a jolly barrel of laughs. And it was! Henrietta, living quietly in Devon, finds the Second World War creeping into their lives. Mrs Savernack, Colonel Simpkins, Lady B, Henrietta and her long-suffering husband, among others, have their lives changed by the restrictions and requirements of the War, not to mention the anxiety caused by possible floating mines, gun emplacements watching them as they walk the dog, choirs that cannot sing in tune, and a sad lack of sugar for the marmalade season. Henrietta's letters to Robert, somewhere in the midst of the War, convey witty and often unintentionally funny slices of life. This is a sharply witty, and jolly funny book, a humorous antidote to the often solemn world in which we find ourselves even now. Great fun. I hope to read more of the author's books.