©2005 Susan Goodman; (P)2006 Soundings
"A remarkable book on childhood recollections of the Second World War." (Mail on Sunday)
This book was very interesting to listen to because it let the reader get a feel for the war experience from the down to earth perspectives of ordinary citizens caught in the fray. For those of us who have only seen the battles on History Channel, it made it all seem more real. There is a lot to be learned from the experiences of others. I admire the attitude and perspective of those she interviewed. I would like to know more.
"Social history in the raw"
Clearly read accessable and expansive in its' depth, this book is well worth listening to. It explores the social history of the 1930s and contrasts this with the experiences, tragic and funny, of children during the war. Most of the book is a reading of transcripts from the children who were there. The reader adds some variety to these by adding appropriate, (though occasionally unconvincing) regional accents. It makes you realise how lucky you've been. If you have an interest in British social history it is recommended
"An excellent collection of childhood memories"
An interesting and at times both humorous and sad read brilliant by the excellent and easy to listen to narrator Anne Dover
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