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just learn from the kids!

I love kids. Of course, I’m sometimes terrified of them as every human being should be, but interacting with them is sometimes so enlightening. I think I already once wrote something about one of my favorite quotes from ‘the other hand’ from Chris Cleave. 390 more words

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Everyone Brave is Forgiven tells the stories of three characters and how their lives intersect during the tumultuous years of World War Two. Mary is a socialite who decides to volunteer for the war effort more to shock her parents than from any sense of duty.  134 more words

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

In the busy build up to Easter, when family and friends are perhaps looming, today’s book may be a challenging read. I would recommend you do find time to read and enjoy it, even if it is not always comforting story or series of tales. 590 more words

Britain During The Second World War

Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Chris Cleave

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss – until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

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Literature

100 Essential Books - Everyone Brave Is Forgiven – Chris Cleave (2016)

With its references to Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” and Sarah Waters’ “The Night Watch” from a Financial Times review quoted on the back cover of the paperback edition I knew that this would be a must-read for me.  541 more words

'Everyone Brave is Forgiven' by Chris Cleave

There had to be a really good reason for me to pick up yet another novel about WW 2 since I’m not a fan per se. 359 more words

Fiction