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Not the war my mum told me about,
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This review is from: War Crimes for the Home (Paperback)
What a wonderful book!
The character of Gloria was very real and gutsy and wonderful! Unlike many other reviewers, to me, she was utterly sympathetic - I wonder how many of those reviewers had thought about whether they would have liked Gloria more if she had been younger? After all, old ladies just don't ACT like that, do they??
Gloria is a well-detailed and very real character. She has principles and beliefs, she worked hard and she lived through a fearful and distressing war. Throughout it all, she did the very best that she could possibly do and, when lied to and cheated on by those she loved, she continued to do the very best she could.
With hindsight, the decisions she took weren't always the right decisions, but they lead to a fascinating novel and a gripping tale that won't quiet leave you after you've read the last page.