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Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War

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This collection of short stories written by women for whom war was a way of life includes some of the best known writers of that generation such as Elizabeth Bowen, Doris Lessing, Stevie Smith and Elizabeth Taylor. The stories reveal the isolation of the women who felt left behind.
Unknown Binding, 317 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Not Avail (first published 1988)
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Helena
Aug 11, 2011 Helena rated it liked it
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This book was interesting enough, but depressing. Some other collections of stories I've read from WWII at least touch on funny things that happen, even in the midst of war, but these...not so much. I read them in fits and starts because I couldn't take more than a couple at a time. Not to say they weren't well written, although I do quibble with some of the selections made. For example, the "Mrs. Miniver" story included was not, I thought, one of the better ones.

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Dark-Draco
I picked this up at a local library sale to put in my short story bookbox, but didn't get round to reading it in time. But now I've read it and was suitably impressed by how different the stories are. Although they tend to be from the women's point of view, they varied so much that I didn't get bored. Face of My People was good, as was The Black Madonna and The Iconoclasts, but my favourite was Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen, mainly as it invoked a sense of mystery and supernatural otherness ...more
Bette
Jul 21, 2010 Bette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are very readable stories that give women's perspectives on WWII. I enjoyed reading war stories that weren't about battles. The stories about the London Blitz were particularly interesting.
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