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This book was an interesting idea - examining the two years after the Armistice - and parts of it were interesting. But the book was spoilt by the way the author made generalisations about what people were experiencing based on quotations (often with very little context)from some fairly untypical people. Whilst the people she chose to use as examples were quite interesting, I couldn't help feeling they'd been chosen because they were family connections, rather than because they shed illumination on the period as a whole.
The book felt very lightweight, and was a disappointment.