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War Crimes for the Home By Liz Jensen

War Crimes for the Home by Liz Jensen

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Summary

When Gloria met Ron, he was an American pilot who thought nothing of getting hit by shrapnel in the cockpit. She was working in a munitions factory in Bristol during the Blitz, but found time to grab what she wanted. But war has an effect on people. This work explores the dark impulses of women whose war crimes are committed on the home front.

War Crimes for the Home Summary

War Crimes for the Home by Liz Jensen

'You know what they say about GIs and English girls' knickers,' ran the wartime joke, 'One Yank and they're off.' When Gloria met Ron, he was an American pilot who thought nothing of getting hit by shrapnel in the cockpit. She was working in a munitions factory in Bristol during the Blitz, but still found time to grab what she wanted - ciggies, sex, American soldiers. But war has an effect on people. Gloria did all sorts of things she wouldn't normally do - evil things, some of them - because she might be dead tomorrow, or someone might. Now, fifty years on, it's payback time. In her old folks' home, Gloria is forced to remember the real truth about her and Ron, and confront the secret at the heart of her dramatic home front story. In a gripping, vibrant evocation of wartime Britain, Liz Jensen explores the dark impulses of women whose war crimes are committed on the home front, in the name of sex, survival, greed, and love.

War Crimes for the Home Reviews

'A dark story of the Home Front shot through with gung-ho humour' Daily Mail 'This versatile writer has given a twist of her own to the literature of the Second World War, and has produced a satisfying, moving and funny novel' Sunday Telegraph

About Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen is the acclaimed author of THE PAPER EATER, EGG DANCING and ARK BABY which was shortlisted for the GUARDIAN Fiction Prize. She lives in London.

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GOR000509505
9780747561460
074756146X
War Crimes for the Home by Liz Jensen
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-04-07
240
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