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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
" Hi Jessica! You won't regret it. It's so much fun -- loads of small English village antics until the WWI is suddenly in full force. And I just love th ...more "
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FIVE STARS! More, if allowed.

How not to gush like a schoolgirl? Impossible.

It's clear Simonson loved and respected her characters. She treated them so lightly, so subtly, that there isn't a single throwaway line. The result? You feel everything they
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