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World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 1 by Ruby Side Thompson
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Oct 14, 2011

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bookshelves: first-reads, read-2011, non-fiction
Read from October 26 to 27, 2011

(Disclaimer: I received this book free from goodreads.)

The first person look at WWII in London was insightful. Unless your name is Anne Frank it is probably tough to write a truly compelling diary. Some of Ruby's diary is interesting, but a good portion is repetitive in detailing the nature of relationships in Ruby's neighborhood and with that of her emotionally abusive husband. Do not get me wrong, for Ruby, her time during WWII was obviously traumatic and to a point inspiring, but as a novel its misses a little bit on consistency and emotional impact.

All of that said, if you are interested in a first person account of the London Blitz from the female perspective I highly recommend Ruby's diary and future installments to you.

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Victoria Washuk Thank-You for your review. I just wanted to point out that this is not a "novel" It is a diary .

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