21 Apr 2009 – Amazon voucher from Christmas

Sequel to Nella Last’s War, this finds the Barrow housewife and her family struggling through the post-war years of rationing, queues and drabness.  Once again, Nella is a fascinating read, with views both of her own situation and far beyond out into the world. Neighbours and other characters from the town are portrayed economically and amusingly or touchingly (sometimes both) and her situation, while specific to her time and place, becomes universal when she discusses her marriage, in-laws up and down the generations etc.

I seem to have read NL’s War via BookCrossing so will look out for a copy to keep with this one.