Review: NIGHT THOUGHTS OF A COUNTRY LANDLADY by Edith Olivier and Rex Whistler (illus.)

I couldn’t locate an image of the book cover for Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady: Experiences of Miss Emma Nightingale in Time of War by Edith Olivier and illustrated by Rex Whistler, which Fleur Fisher of Fleur Fisher Reads chose for the WWII reading challenge.

Here’s some of what she had to say about the book:

The emotions of this one woman speak, I think, for a generation. A generation who had lived through what they thought was the war to end all wars. Only to find out that it wasn’t.

She wonders if the world and the life that she knew has gone for good.

She feels a deep admiration and respect for a younger generation who are showing such courage and determination, and who are giving so much of their young lives to the war.

And, though she is loath to admit it, she is afraid of what the future may hold. A sign, she thinks that she is growing old.

But Miss Nightingale sets too and does her bit.

Read the rest of the review here.

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