Suraj Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan itibaren Ottumwa, KS 66839, Birleşik Devletler
I'm kind of a sucker for WWII homefront books, and this fit the bill. A good story of an upper class British family learning to cope with uncertainty, placelessness, suffering. I thought the adults in this family were painted with kind of a broad brush, but Streatfield really delivered in her description of the four Wiltshire children. Without being patronizing in either her language or her characterization of their thoughts and feelings, Streatfield got inside the heads of four very different kids and explored their experiences in a shifting, and often adult-less world. On another note, this book is part of Persephone Books republishing of 'lost' 20th century classics (http://www.persephonebooks.co.uk/abou...). Can't wait to get my hands on some more from this series!
This book has been on my book club lists a few times, but we've never chosen it as THE book to read that month. Curious... The story has all kinds of twists and turns and it draws you for a suspenseful good time. It's a storyteller's story -- and a good storyteller's story at that. Settle in with this book and a few mugs of hot cocoa and enjoy a brilliant creation!