Private Battles: Our Intimate Diaries: How the War Almost Defeated Us

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Private Battles Combines the diaries of four ordinary people - Maggie Joy Blunt, Pam Ashford, Edward Stebbing, and Ernest Van Someren - as they struggle to cope with the day-to-day reality of life during the Second World War. This is the true story of how the ordinary people of Britain won the Second World War. Full description

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"Poignant ... strange ... fascinating ... Makes our wartime past seem no more distant than yesterday" (Mail on Sunday)

"Enthralling" (Observer)

"A winning formula" (Daily Telegraph)

"I picked it up wih only mild curiosity - but I finished it in tears...No book I have ever read captures so roundly the experience of wartime life" (Nick Lezard The Guardian)

"their accounts of the incidentals of their lives make fascinating reading" (The Sunday Times)

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The true story of how the ordinary people of Britain won the Second World War - and of how they almost didn't - by the bestselling author of Our Hidden Lives

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