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COMPELLING READING - UNPUTDOWNABLE
on 8 September 2005
This is one of those books you just CANNOT put down. It is a truly wonderful account of all different walks of life - weaving in and out of each others lives climaxing in the fateful "longest night" of bombing. It is funny, witty, charming and very poignant. I really loved this. It has everything you could wish for. My dad lived through the first "blitz" in September 1940 as a 15 year old lad in silvertown. He is reluctant to speak about the horrors of his house and possessions being wiped out. My grandad was a fireman for india rubba gutta percha company and was not seen for three days (on fire duty) - this book is absolutely compelling to me as I am also absorbed in family history as well. Thank you Mr Gavin Mortimer.