Love and War in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 (Life by Robert W. Malcolmson, Visit Amazon's Olivia Cockett Page,

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Olivia Cockett was once twenty-six years previous in the summertime of 1939 while she answered to a call for participation from Mass statement to “ordinary” contributors to maintain a diary in their daily lives, attitudes, emotions, and social family. This publication is an annotated, unabridged variation of her candid and evocative diary. Love and warfare in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 is rooted within the striking milieu of wartime London. shiny and fascinating, Olivia’s diary unearths her frustrations, fears, pleasures, and self-doubts. She documents her temper swings and attempts to appreciate them, and speaks of her lover (a married guy) and the serious courting they've got. As she and her family and friends in New Scotland backyard are swept up by means of the momentous occasions of one other ecu warfare, she vividly reviews on what she sees and hears in her way of life. Hers is a diary that brings jointly the non-public and the general public. It allows us to appreciate how one clever, inventive lady struggled to make experience of her lifestyles, because the urban during which she lived used to be drawn into the turmoil of a catastrophic battle.

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Satisfactory evening. Tuesday, October 24 Stood awhile and watched a lot of people at Waterloo, as they went through all the preliminaries of entraining for the u s a boat train. 10 But many of these people Jewish and sad; and I was not sorry to be staying in England. The great glass roof of the station was spacious with bright sunshine. Even the sooty horror of the journey to Putney had moments of clean beauty under the soft westerly air and sun. But by the time I was able to get out for a breath on the Heath great angry clouds were bearing down dark from the Northwest, and by 5 the rain was pelting.

What a waste of time it all is. Same men, same policy, same mistakes. Friend comes. Tired, fed up, hates being separated from me. Chats to parents over a cup of tea, fairly cheerfully, but is very dismal when we are alone. Goes at 7:30. I do some more to windows, leaving all the bits about untidily; unusual. Sister-in-law learns that Mother cannot see in gas mask with- 13 14 | i — War in Name Only out glasses and decides must stay home with baby. Tells Chief. I get German news in English. Call parents.

Still can’t take it in as real, this war. Guess Friend has gone to office. Ring up and get him with difficulty. Arrange he will call. He has tried to ring me but new phones are not in order. Get home and play with baby on lawn. Lovely romp in the sun. Mother was alone with him and was scared at raid. I change into cooler clothes and stick up a few brown strips on Mother’s windows—more for something to do, really. Then put up winter curtains at my own. Listen to 6 o’clock news. Am disgusted to hear the Cabinet have several First War ministers.

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