3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A tantalising glimpse into life during the Blitz,
This review is from: A Vicarage In The Blitz (Paperback)
This book gives a wonderful glimpse into what it was like to live in London during the Blitz. Learning how ordinary families coped under extraordinary conditions. Because they are letters written to a 'son' they are of course cheerful and dismissive of the difficulties encountered. I am sure this is exactly how people reacted at the time, getting on with living and managing as best they could. Details such as the choice between either household soap or personal soap that month, trying to clothe growing children while living under rationing and sleeping on the ground floor in a chair, ready to go to an air-raid shelter if necessary, along with the stream of different people staying or passing through the house give a lively picture of Molly's life at the time. The illustrations are perfect and add another dimension to the book. Great fun.