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This brilliant book by Michelle Magorian is about a girl nicknamed Rusty, who has just come back to England after being an evacuee in America for five years. 85 more words

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Book Review: Operation Mincemeat by Ben McIntyre

April 1943: The corpse of a high-ranking British navy pilot is discovered within touching distance of the Spanish shore. On his body are top secret plans outlining a detailed strategic attack by the allied powers. 478 more words

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Book Review: Catch-22 By Joseph Heller

Catch-22

By Joseph Heller

My Rating: 3 Stars

Since I decided to read more classic works of fiction this year, I thought I should read one of the most famous war books in history.   621 more words

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Birdsong

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Birdsong  

Sebastian Faulks is an author with a soaring imagination. I have no idea how much of the book comes from borrowed experience and how much from fantasy, but his writing, especially his descriptions of happening events detail every step by step moment with an honesty that carries its own brand of authenticity. 877 more words

Read A Book And Find Me...

I didn't really like this book - but I'm wondering if I was wrong. We that are left by Clare Clark.

Theo, Phyllis and Jessica Melville and Oskar Grunewald spend holidays together at the Melville Estate, a house done up to look like a castle. When Theo dies in the war the whole families are thrown into mourning and their own particular ways of trying to move on in life. 355 more words

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