Love in the Blitz - A Woman in a World Turned Upside Down

Author(s): Eileen Alexander

Biography

'Her voice is absolutely, beguilingly conversational ... Intelligent, allusive, iconoclastic, captivatingly intense ... This is the news from the domestic frontline: personal, unique, unexpurgated, without propaganda, as it unfolded and was experienced ... Splendid'

William Boyd, Guardian

'Eileen is an ambitious, kind and achingly funny observer'

The Times

'A unique insight into home-front life and romance'

Mail on Sunday

With the intimacy and wit of a Second World War Bridget Jones, Eileen Alexander offers a portal into life during the Blitz.

Eileen Alexander fell in love amidst the falling of bombs, finding a quotation from poetry at every turn. Graduating from Cambridge in 1939, she had just been injured in a car crash (the man she had a soft spot for was driving) and had firm ambitions of studying further, making herself useful and absolutely notgetting married.

Her letters offer a love story and a unique snapshot of the home front, as well as resurrecting the voice of a profoundly funny writer.

'I wonder what anyone would think if they suddenly came across my letters to you & started reading them in chronological order?'Eileen wrote in 1941. 'I think they'd say "This girl never lived till she loved" - and it would be true, darling.'

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  • : 9780008311247
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : February 2021
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  • : Eileen Alexander
  • : Paperback
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