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Love Is Blue A Wartime Diary

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In this sequel to "Love Lessons", in which the author recounted her coming-of-age in bohemian Chelsea during the early years of the war, she continues her education in love and life through the war years, in the blue serge uniform of a WAAF. Joan Wyndham is 19 in April 1941, when she and her three close friends, Oscar, Gussy and Pandora, are posted to a bleak, forbidding b ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 8th 1986 by William Heinemann Ltd
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I absolutely adored "A Very British Romance", a mini-series presented by the fabulous Lucy Worsely about how the British have made love through the ages. In the series she mentions various works of fiction and non-fiction that she believes depict well the way in which love was viewed and acted out by the British in various times in history. Immediately, I embarked on a mission - to read all the books she mentions. Joan Wyndham's diaries were mentioned during the episode that included WW2. This o ...more
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Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reads a bit like a WW2 blog. It doesn't feel as honest as Love Lessons, so I was tempted to give just three stars, but I still pretty much devoured it in one sitting, so I'll stick with four.
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Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Much more than "one girl's war diary". Surprisingly racy, honest and self-aware, as well as giving the reader a marvelous insight into the world of women in the early 1940s
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Joan Olivia Wyndham was a British writer and memoirist who rose to literary prominence late in life through the diaries she had kept more than 40 years earlier, which were an account of her romantic adventures during the Second World War, when she was an attractive teenager who had strayed into London's Bohemian set. Her literary reputation rests on Love Lessons (1985) and Love Is Blue (1986), two ...more