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Nella Last's war : the Second World War diaries of 'Housewife, 49'

Author: Nella Last; Suzie Fleming; Richard Broad
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While Nella's younger son joined the army, the rest of the family adapted to the transformed rhythms of life in Barrow-in-Furness, which suffered terribly from enemy bombing raids. Nella writes in confidence about the war years, covering everything from sex to the genuine fear of invasion. This is the war as Nella Last lived it.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Nella Last; Nella Last
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nella Last; Suzie Fleming; Richard Broad
ISBN: 184668000X 9781846680007
OCLC Number: 951006688
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 1981 by Falling Wall Press Ltd"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: edited by Richard Broad and Suzie Fleming.

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In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating  Read more...

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A classic of wartime literature...highly engaging, very moving. All Home Front life is here, especially the kitchen sink * Simon Garfield * I relished it...her personality is so powerful...There are Read more...

 
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