This third compelling volume sees Nella, now in her sixties, writing of what ordinary people felt during those years of growing prosperity in a modernising Britain. Her diary offers a detailed, moving and humorous narrative of daily life at a time that shaped the society we live in today. It is an account that’s full of surprises as we learn more about her relationship with ‘my husband’ (never ‘Will’) and her fears of nuclear war.
Outwardly Nella’s life was commonplace; but behind this mask were a penetrating mind and a lively pen.
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I love Nella Last's War and Nell Last's Peace - this was not quite as engaging as the first two but wrapped up her story in a satisfying way.
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