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Monday, February 14, 2011

thoughts on: Henrietta Sees It Through

Henrietta Sees It Through: More News from the Home Front 1942-1945 (Bloomsbury Group)Henrietta Sees It Through: More News from the Home Front 1942-1945 by Joyce Dennys

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway, and I saved it to read on a flight.  It seemed like it would be perfect vacation reading for me, and it was.  Written during WWII, it chronicles rural village life as seen by married, empty nester Henrietta.  Written as a series of letters to a childhood friend and neighbor serving at arms, Henrietta vents the frustrations of war time living, but never wallows in them, always poking fun, but never losing sight of what is important.  I can see why these letters were so appealing when originally published as magazine pieces during the war, and they have not lost their appeal. 

I'd like to read the first of these books, Henrietta's War.

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