Review: LONDON WAR NOTES by Mollie Panter-Downes

Fleur Fisher from Fleur Fisher Reads recently reviewed London War Notes: 1939 to 1945 by Mollie Panter-Downes for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

Between 1939 and 1945 Mollie Panter-Downes covered the war from England for the New Yorker, and it is those weekly or fortnightly letters, edited by William Shawn that make up this book.

She writes quite beautifully, balancing wit, anger and grief, and placing her reader in the very heart of London at war. The broad sweep of the war and the major events are reported, and so are the all important small details.

The changes of pace and mood feel perfectly judged.

Read the rest of her review — including passages from the book — here.

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