By the sounds of it, Rosemary Say's daughter did something similar to my grandfather (who escaped a prisoner of war camp) and I, in writing down her memories so the world could know a very personal story.
Each of these stories is as unique as the next, despite the fact that they're about the same war. Even though I know she survived, it was still a gripping and harrowing story, and she turned into a character I grew close to. I found it shocking that she had to pay for the money lent to her as she tried to return.
It's quite a fast read, without much description past memories, but, bearing in mind that these are the memories of an elderly woman, that's understandable. I wouldn't have liked anything added.
If you enjoyed novels like Suite Francaise
, or if you have an interest in personal stories of World War II, or history in general, this is a wonderful addition to your Kindle or bookshelf.