So British - so brilliant!,
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This review is from: Henrietta Sees it Through: More News from the Home Front 1942-45 (The Bloomsbury Group) (Paperback)Everybody who is remotely interest in life in World War II should read these two books about the Country Doctor's wife by Joyce Dennys. I didn't experience wartime life, I missed it by a couple of years, but my passionate interest in the war was developed by my mother, who saw the funny side of everything and could tell wartime stories that made you roar with laughter. Joyce Dennys does exactly this. Her characters are delicious and so realistic; the petty squabbles amongst the villagers are a hoot and the letters of the long-suffering Henrietta to her friend in the services have got to have been the basis of 99% of wartime letters, mundane, everyday stuff but the stuff of life itself!
I felt cosy and warm reading these books, I had a vivid picture in my mind of all the characters, the sweet, the self-important and particularly the eccentrics and I recommend them to anyone who wants just a nice, light read.
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