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A great little story!,
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This review is from: War Crimes for the Home (Paperback)
Although I wanted to dislike Gloria for her courseness and low morals I couldn't. She was rather a sad character, yet at times made me laugh by her bluntness and the way she described others.
Although I'm sure that this is not how the majority of girls behaved during the war, I'm equally sure that some did. It was a poignant and honest description of how people must have felt in times of war when you never knew if you'd see someone again whether it be your boyfriend/father/brother on a bombing mission or your neighbour in a bombing raid.
Some of the descriptions reminded me of stories my parents and grandparents have spoken of; dying your legs with tea and trying to draw a straight seam up the back of your leg, food rationing, the Americans being 'over paid, over sexed and over here' and even the term "mind your own beeswax" rang a bell.
I think Jenson managed really well to capture what it must be like to be old and living in a nursing home, feeling old one minute but still caught up in your memories that make you always remain young.