Tag Archives | World War II

Rose Under Fire
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It is 1944 and American pilot Rose Justice is working in England, she has joined the ATA and is hard […]

A town like Alice
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In post World War II England Jean Paget is tracked down by a solicitor. She is the only surviving member […]

The dollmaker
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The world is at war, and the army is stealing away the men, and those that are left are being hauled off to work in the factories in order to assist the war effort. In rural Kentucky Gertie is lucky enough to still have her husband around, he drives the coal truck, but knows that this situation cannot last. He has his date with the army already lined up. But she is preparing as best she can. She has been saving her money and almost has enough to offer on a nearby farm. Without having to pay half what they earn on rent Gertie and her family will be able to plan for the future. But on the eve of her plans coming to fruition all is ruined and she must uproot her family and follow her husband to the city of Detroit.

Bitter seeds
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

Book one in the Milkweed Triptych In a remote part of Germany a doctor has been hard at work, he […]

Code name Verity
Code name Cerity - Elizabeth Wein

Received free from NetGalley “Verity” has been captured by the Germans. Held in a converted hotel in France she is […]

All clear
All Clear by Connie Willis

Sequel to Blackout, and set in the Mr. Dunworthy ‘verse. Or at least that’s what I’m calling this series-ish of […]

Blackout

Set in the same ‘verse as Doomsday Book and To say nothing of the dog this is a book about […]

Captain America : The First Avenger

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Too short, too unfit, too ill for military service, all Steve Rogers wants is to join up and serve his country in fighting the Nazis. He has been picked on all his life, but refuses to back down, once you start running, he believes, you’ll never stop. When Dr. Abraham Erskine discovers this desire he begins to pull strings and gets Rogers into the army, into a special, experiemental unit, to be precise. Soon Rogers is no longer too small, or too unfit, he is in fact a super-soldier. Although what can one man do? Well, propaganda. He is sent off touring the states in an effort to try and persuade the public to buy war bonds. And then, on to Europe to entertain the troops. But they aren’t interested in his performance, they want to see the girls. Rogers, however, is very interested in the news that this is the 107th, the very same unit his best friend joined, but of Bucky there is no sign. Rogers decides that he has had enough of Captain America the stage hero and decides to go in and rescue the missing soldiers.

But you don’t really need that back story do you? I mean, we’ve all heard of Captain America, the superhero who fought the Nazis, right?

Tamar

ISBN: 9781406303940 In the end, it was her grandfather, William Hyde, who gave the unborn child her name. It is […]

A Thread of Grace

ISBN: 9780552772884 A simple answer to a simple question. That’s all Werner Schramm required. This book I loved. Loved. But […]

The Separation

ISBN: 9780575081154 See also: Grumpy Old Bookman ; Singling out the duplications ; Guardian Review ; Excessive Candour ; Sandstorm […]

Jason Donovan and Russell Crowe!

How could I not have been intrigued[1] by that mix when I saw those names flash up on the screen. […]