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Frances Donaldson: A Woman's War: Letters to a Soldier in the Second World War Paperback – 19 Jun 2017
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About the Author
Rose Deakin is the daughter of Frances Donaldson and has used letters in written WW2 in her childhood, part of which she remembers. Frances Donaldson became an established and respected writer and biographer after the war. She won the Wolfson History prize for her biography of Edward VIII which has been described in reviews as changing history.
Rose Deakin wrote 4 books in the 1980s about the early days of Micro-computers and has always written features articles both in England and Chile, where she lived from 1999 till 2014.
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On her part, not only does she describe the minutiae of agricultural life in great detail and in particular her successes in overcoming various problems thrown up by bureaucracy in a time of privation, but she also gives her reader charming glimpses into her daily life with their children. One can easily identify with the fatigue brought on by the exacting physical and mental demands of her life work and it is difficult not to be impressed by her determination and drive.
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