About this title:
In this title, a Yorkshire family experience World War II by living in a semi-detached house in Kent and having a committee of historical experts, a nutritionist and veterans of the Home Front, controlling how they live. They can withdraw foods, requisition their car, and even limit how much bath water they use. The accompanying book is a diary of the family's experience, and also a comprehensive account of the Blitz years in Britain. It includes many firsthand accounts from people around the country. It is a fascinating account of a time in British history when the whole country was involved in the war effort, and people's lives were transformed by the Home Front.
About the Author:
Juliet Gardiner is a historian specialising in this period, and an experienced writer for a popular audience. She is also the author of THE EDWARDIAN COUNTRY HOUSE. Norman Longmate has long been established as Britain's authority on the Home Front, and is the author of many books on the subject.
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