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Wartime By Juliet Gardiner

Wartime by Juliet Gardiner

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Half the British Army never left Britain during WWII and became, with the civilian population, the Home Front. In Wartime, the danger, courage, deprivation, exhaustion, fear, humour and sometimes boredom that the population endured for six years is brought vividly to life by the voices of those who lived through them.

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Wartime by Juliet Gardiner

Half the British Army never left Britain during the Second World War and became, with the civilian population, the Home Front. In Wartime the danger, courage, deprivation, exhaustion, fear, humour and, sometimes, boredom that the population endured for six years is vividly brought to life through the voices of those who lived through them. From the vituperative and funny diary of a Sheffield housewife through the letters of an artist killed at Monte Cassino to the experiences of four Liverpool children and their hostile mother billeted on a Cheshire family, the everyday hardship, frustration and sadness of the war vibrate off the page. Many of these stories have not been told before; many of the letters and diaries have never been published. Juliet Gardiner has had access to a staggering wealth of rich, new material which covers all aspects of the conflict from conscription, rationing, propaganda and censorship to the plight of separated families, lack of money, entertainment and victory. This is a truly authoritative, comprehensive and involving perspective of the war years at home.

Wartime Reviews

Gathered from an impressive array of sources, these rich and varied voices tell of blackout, of digging for victory and the arrival of the gum-chewing GIs. There is sadness, sacrifice, love and laughter, which together paint a comprehensive and sensitive portrait of what is was to live in a nation at war. - Mail on Sunday

Danger, courage, deprivation, exhaustion, fear, humour and that old enemy 'boredom' were endured for six years. This exhilarating book is the voice of these people. - Despatches

Juliet Gardiner's 'Wartime' provides a marvellously rich, and often entertaining, recreation of life on the Home Front, 1939-45, drawing on an enormous range of oral testimony and memoir. - The Scotsman

From lost loves to crabby children to the sorrow of receiving the worst possible news, this is a remarkably personal picture of wartime life at home. - The Good Book Guide

Irresistably unputdownable - Scotland On Sunday (Angus Calder)

humorous and deeply moving - Despatches

In a book replete with treasures, everyone will find a special jewel. - The Times Literary Supplement (David Stafford)

Juliet Gardiner's book is ...wonderfully readable - BBC History Magazine

About Juliet Gardiner

Juliet Gardiner is a historian with wide academic and commercial credentials: After taking a doctorate at London University she edited History Today, was Academic Director at Weidenfeld and Nicolson and the Head of Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. She has written numerous academic papers, contributed to most of the UK's national press and lectured at home and abroad. She is the author of nine books and has made two television series for Channel 4.

Additional information

GOR008907999
9780755310265
0755310268
Wartime by Juliet Gardiner
Used - Like New
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2004-10-04
672
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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