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5.0 out of 5 stars
Humour and Hardship, 22 July 2013
Charmingly illustrated by the author's daughter, A Vicarage in the Blitz, gives an insight into the hardships endured with great good humour and ingenuity at the Vicarage, during World War !!. The story is told through a series of witty letters from Molly, wife of the Vicar Chiswick, to Otto, a much loved German refugee who had been living at the Vicarage as an honorary son at the outbreak of War. As the War progressed, Otto was interred, first in the UK and later in Australia. Molly went to enormous lengths to find Otto as he was moved around, and to keep him abreast of news of family, friends, and pets, passing through the Vicarage. Because these letters had been a lifeline for Otto, he had kept them all, and eventually returned them to the author's daughter, who, with his permission has turned them into an entertaining and highly engaging book.