Private Battles: Our Intimate Diaries: How The War Almost Defeated Us

Private Battles: Our Intimate Diaries: How The War Almost Defeated Us Simon Garfield
  • Title: Private Battles: Our Intimate Diaries: How The War Almost Defeated Us
  • Author: Simon Garfield
  • ISBN: 9780091910778
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Private Battles: Our Intimate Diaries: How The War Almost Defeated Us Simon Garfield Private Battles Our Intimate Diaries How The War Almost Defeated Us Simon Garfield interweaves the diaries of four ordinary people as they struggle to cope with the reality of life during the Second World War It s the true story of how ordinary British people won the
    Simon Garfield interweaves the diaries of four ordinary people as they struggle to cope with the reality of life during the Second World War It s the true story of how ordinary British people won the war And of how they almost didn t.
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    About Simon Garfield


    1. Simon Garfield is a British journalist and non fiction author He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver He also regularly writes for The Observer newspaper.


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    1. I enjoy reading these Mass Observation diaries of life during WW2, but I think I may have overdosed on them now It s still fascinating to see how close and yet how far away from ours these lives are, that people are recognisably the same yet coping with things that are almost unimaginable to us now In this volume the overhwelming impression is of everyday life going on in spite of the war, of people going about their daily business and grumbling about the inconveniences caused Pam Ashford notes [...]

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    2. A good overview of the British public s viewpoint during the Second World War I felt it could have been strengthened by a mother s voice, both one of small children and one with children away doing the fighting I also would have enjoyed a closer look at the evolution of meals prepared over the course of the war Maybe a farmer s viewpoint also, as this volume deals solely wit shop bought food.

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    3. The third edition of these mass observation diaries Always interesting to see how people coped with day to day living and their actual views at the time of people like Churchill

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    4. Didn t enjoy it quite as much as Our Hidden Lives but maybe just because I read it second Still lots of brilliant moments.

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    5. Sorry to see it come to an end I was happy to read about what happened to the writers after the war.

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