Mac-Adventures (with books!)
Reading an eclectic mix of books,
some years old, rarely prizewinners,
sometimes on bestseller lists
but more than likely not:
but the ones I like I'll tell you about..........
if you read them,let me know!
You may also find Gardening here,
Home and Furniture makeovers;
sometimes Food, Travel tales.....
but mostly, Books.
First published during WW2. Catherine Saxon is the story teller - and in the form of letters, she tells her story to a male friend who is bedbound following injuries received during WW1. She is a person
who wants to do what's right, and in that to make the world right and be a person to be
looked up to - and she did so hope that the world would put itself
right after the war was over... pity. I have to say that this little book was worth the read and, because it was based on
Pargeter's own experiences, gave me a great insight into WRNS activity
during the war, and also the way the population seemed to be able to carry on working and dealing with being bombed on a day in day out basis. She describes the way that women have to bunk together, and guesses that men can do this better, but then just gets on with it. So many little insights about her life and the life of other WRNS are contained in this excellent depiction of life during the early years of WW2. It also had me in absolute tatters towards the end
of the book when the end of Crete was described and with that end, the
death of her lover. If you can find a copy, I urge you to read this if
you have any interest in Greece, why they feel like they do today, how
hard they fought with nothing to defend themselves, and how many allies
died because of the stupidity of those very politicians that she railed
against, wanting them to be honest and far thinking but knowing that
they were not - and of course are still not.