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Witty and well written - but very different from the film,
This review is from: Mrs Miniver (VMC) (Paperback)
A witty and well written novel about middle class family life on the eve of war. However, it is very unlike the film. The latter is mostly set after the outbreak of war, whereas in the book (published just after the outbreak of hostilities) it is hovering in the near future, e.g. buying gasmarks, accepting evacuated children in the country home. The oldest son, Vin, is here only 15 years old, not getting married and becoming a fighter pilot. No tragic death of a daughter-in-law or prize-winning flower contest. Film and book are both very good, but in different ways.
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Initial post: 15 Apr 2013 20:35:28 BDT
I'm glad I saw the film before reading this review, as it gives away a key moment which I didn't see coming at all!
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