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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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kaggsysbookishramblings

Marvellous review, and this is a book I'm now very keen to read!

Helen

Thank you! I found it fascinating!

I've since seen a review that criticised its structure, which is chronological, a year per chapter, and the way that this fragmented the stories of the women. I actually found it a particularly effective way of tracing what happened; you feel the different pressures of the war more clearly as you move slowly through it. It turns it more into a story of a community and less a series of individual biographies. There's a list of the more central women at the front of the book, and a good index at the back, so if you do lose a thread you can pick it up again. But I found it interesting that something I thought a strength was experienced by someone else as a weakness. :)

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