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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 1 by Ruby Side Thompson
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Oct 05, 2012

it was amazing
Read from October 05 to 07, 2012

Wow. What a book. This book is Ruby Alice Side-Thompson's diary written during WWII in England. Ruby describes bombs falling night and day for days on end. The house rattles and shakes. It really drives home the horrible conditions experienced in England at this time. But this isn't only a diary about war. One gets to know Ruby, her family and neighbors. And her inner personal thoughts about her husband, who she despises and finds intellectually boring. Ruby is also an early feminist, expressing thoughts no woman could express in those days. It was so good I immediately ordered the next 3 volumes of her diaries. Highly recommend.
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