6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Moving and personal,
This review is from: The 1984/85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshire: 'If Spirit Alone Won Battles': The Diary of John Lowe (Paperback)
I read this book in two sittings because it was so gripping. As the grandaughter of a striking miner in Nottinghamshire I have heard much about the strike but this gave me an opportunity to understand it on a deeper level. It also presented familiar peaks and troughs and bittersweet victories that I think any campaigner or person fighting a cause would relate to. A great opportunity for reflection, I wish my grandad was around to read this as I know he would be proud of it as a moving and personal portrayal of something that meant a lot to him.