The Diaries of Nella Last: Writing in War and Peace Paperback – 27 Sep 2012
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A fantastic story (Victoria Wood)
My gut feeling is that Nella will come to be seen as one of the major twentieth-century English diarists. (David Kynaston, author of 'Austerity Britain')
Whatever her mood, Nella Last has the quality shared by all great diarists: of making her readers feel that however vast the differences between her life and ours, they are easily outweighed by the shared experiences of love and loss, disappointment and hope, that she describes with such artless humanity. (Daily Mail)
I relished it ... her personality is so powerful. (Margaret Forster)
An excellent correlative to the mantra "everyone has a novel in them". Some people are natural diarists and Nella is one of the best . . . She also used literary language in an entirely naturalistic way. (Lesley McDowell Sunday Herald 2012-09-23)
An epic journal . . . What brings her diaries to life is their unpretentious freshness and honesty. (Michael Kerrigan Scotsman 2012-10-13)
A collected edition of bestselling author Nella Last's diaries, including substantial never-before published material from the war yearsSee all Product Description
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Much as I have been interested by her diaries I feel Nella has been let down by the authors/editors ..lacks flow and ends too abruptly.....number of words required by publisher reached? .. Also proof reading has left a lot to be desired. Over reliance on computers?
Too expensive a price to pay for this book I'm afraid. Can't recommend.
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I already have read this book, and the other three diaries (Nella Last's War, Peace and in the 50s), and go back to them again and again and gain new insights each time into her... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Victoria Brown
The style varied: began in rather stilted mode but ultimately became 'more like her normal style' and then much more readable.Published 15 months ago by K.E.
Fascinating insight into the daily life of wartime and post war Britain. You really feel as if Nella is an old friend as she tells you about her world.Published on 16 July 2014 by avidreader
Item was just as it was described, I appreciate the fast delivery, item was well packed, good seller. Many thanks.Published on 20 Jan. 2014 by D
I saw the TV production of Nellie's diaries and so was vaguely familiar with the writer and her family and the period. Excellent.Published on 9 Nov. 2013 by Alexander McKay
I was really looking forward to reading this book especially after seeing the TV drama Housewife 49. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2013 by jillwroe
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