Tag Archives: WWII

Book Review: The Last Correspondent by Soraya M Lane

The Last Correspondent by Soraya M. Lane My rating: 5 of 5 stars The story drew me in right from the start. It is extremely well-written, and it is realistic. There is a lot of violence and gore, which is … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Single Swallow by Zhang Ling

A Single Swallow by Ling Zhang My rating: 3 of 5 stars Having read this book and not loved it in the same way as many other reviewers, I feel rather guilty. I do like it and I think that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Boy Between Worlds by Annejet van der Zijl

The Boy Between Worlds by Annejet van der Zijl My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first third of this book is about the background and is almost a history lesson. The pace is extremely slow and somewhat boring. Once … Continue reading

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Book Review: Along the Broken Bay by Flora J Solomon

Along the Broken Bay by Flora J. Solomon My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book gets off to a slow start, with too much description and character background that could wait to be incorporated into the narrative later on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T Sullivan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Even with exclusive interviews with the hero himself, it takes a tremendous amount of additional research and some wonderful writing to produce such a compelling account … Continue reading

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Book Review – Reach For The Sky: Story Of Douglas Bader, Dso, Dfc by Paul Brickhill

Reach For The Sky: Story Of Douglas Bader, Dso, Dfc by Paul Brickhill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Inspirational WWII Pilot My Mum bought me this book when I was about 12 or 13. I still have it on … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The story of the occupation of Guernsey by the German Army during the latter years of the Second World War is beautifully … Continue reading

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Film Review: Darkest Hour

Rating: 5 stars out of a possible 5. I rarely award a maximum rating to either a film or a book, but Darkest Hour is truly exceptional. It would be impossible to award less than five stars, because this is as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady in the Spitfire by Helena P. Schrader

The Lady in the Spitfire by Helena P. Schrader My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yet another WWII story of love and conflict This book is one more reason for me to declare my love for historical fiction. The facts … Continue reading

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Review: Reach For The Sky: Story Of Douglas Bader, Dso, Dfc

Reach For The Sky: Story Of Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC & Bar by Paul Brickhill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Inspirational WWII Pilot My Mum bought me this book when I was about 12 or 13. I still … Continue reading

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