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Enjoyable, Unusual and Very Readable,
This review is from: Their Finest Hour And A Half (Paperback)
I'm a keen fan of all novels relating to WW2, but it's rare to encounter one about the 'Home Front' and this entertaining but nonetheless realistic novel paints a great picture of several characters involved in producing a morale-boosting, America-tempting film about the Dunkirk evacuation, or at least, a rapidly fictionalised version of it! There's romance and humour, pathos and tenderness AND a dog - where a work like Sarah Waters' 'The Night Watch' shows the grittiest side of WW2 life in the UK, this achieves the far from easy trick of being both uplifting and grounded, moving and cheerful. I was drawn in and read the whole thing in one evening and thoroughly enjoyed it.