The Chestnut Tree
Dunne, Mar 2003, 24.95, 336 pp.
In 1939, much of Europe prepares for the “little war” while politicians on both sides claim it will be over before the year is out. All over England, civilian residents rehearse how to behave in the case of invasion or air assaults. In the fishing village of Bexham facing France, the locals understand that a Nazi invasion could come through here or some of the nearby other Sussex ports and most m... The Wind Off the Sea: A Novel of the Women Who Prevailed After World War II
Dunne, Aug 2004, 24.95, 362 pp.
In 1947 England, the euphoria of the victory remains, but is somewhat muted by an icy winter. The bitter cold could be handled better by women if industry had not set them aside so that the men can gain employment. After all they did on the home front to insure victory, many women resent the loss of the jobs they held during the war years.
The women of Bexham suffer from a lack of necessities ...