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When It's Over by Barbara Ridley
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"When It's Over" is an excellent piece of historical fiction (inspired by the life of the author's mother) and details the lives of Czech and German refugees in England during WWII. I highly recommend it for its intimate portrayal of their everyday life: the rationing, the blitzkrieg, the political upheavals, the personal entaglements, and the emotional torture of not knowing what happened to loved ones left behind or fighting on the front.

Though it does drag a bit in parts, it packs a real emotional wallop in the end. This would make a splendid PBS Masterpiece Theater series.

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Reading Progress

April 7, 2019 – Shelved
April 7, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
September 7, 2019 – Started Reading
September 13, 2019 –
page 80
September 24, 2019 –
page 140
September 29, 2019 –
page 210
October 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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