- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd; 1st Edition edition (12 Sept. 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0434002240
- ISBN-13: 978-0434002245
- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.3 x 3.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 833,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
To War with Whitaker: Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-45 Hardcover – 12 Sep 1994
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An extraordinary story. No review can do justice to the writing (Robert Rhodes-James Sunday Express)
These absolutely spiffing diaries offer a madcap, aristocratic window behind the lines of war (Daily Mail)
Few diaries from any era could be as fascinating . . . This is truly compulsive reading (Woman and Home) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Hermione's writing style is blessedly literate and lively. I found myself admiring her modesty and resourcefulness when she starts a succession of jobs as PA to various Army high-ups in or near the war zone in Africa and Palestine. She doesn't brag about her achievements but in the way of upper middle class women of the time, she has the confidence to dive straight into difficult or dangerous situations, always outwitting the generals who want to send her home.
Although missing and worrying about her husband, she never gets maudlin, and manages to have some great times with a huge variety of people, including Freya Stark, Noel Coward and numerous enterprising lesser-known personnel. She also acquires a parrot called Coco.
I adored this book, some of it very funny, much of it poignant - all of it shown against the backdrop of the slow progression of the war in Europe.
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I really enjoyed this extraordinary diary. It has made me rush off to read more about the war in Egypt, Italy & Greece. What a fascinating woman the writer is. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan J. Easton
Superb. I can't think when I have enjoyed a recently published book more.Published 16 months ago by Frederick Plaskett
Avery good and interesting read, she certainly had a busy life, disappointed I can't get her next book on kindle.Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
absolutely LOVED this. especially if you have an interest in the warPublished 17 months ago by CBWHITTLE
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