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9780753186039

Henrietta's War : news from the home front 1939-1942

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Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her 'dear childhood friend' Robert.

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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs Fic Den (Text)
Adult Fiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780753186039 (pb)
  • ISBN: 9780753186022 (hb)
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford : ISIS Publishing Ltd.,, 2010.

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First published in Great Britain, 1985 by Andre Deutsch Ltd.
Summary, etc.:
Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her 'dear childhood friend' Robert.
Subject: World War (1939-1945)
Physicians' spouses > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > England > Devon > Fiction.
Physicians' spouses.
England > Devon.
Devon (England) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Genre: Epistolary fiction.
Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
Large type books.


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