Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Henrietta's War, Joyce Dennys

This is a fictionalized series of letters, written by a woman on the homefront in WWII England to a childhood friend serving in the military.  It is hilarious!  I loved the main character's voice.  She includes little illustrations with most of the letters which are also fun.  The author does a great job of balancing the seriousness of the situation - the fear of invasion, the deprivations, the loss - with the quirkiness of normal people stuck in extraordinary circumstances.  Well worth a read.

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