Back in 2013, when I listed the best books I’d read that year, I had not a moment’s doubt in putting London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes at the top of the list. I wrote:
It changed the way I think about the day-by-day events of the second world war, and (like Guard Your Daughters at the top of 2012’s list) I think it is scandalous that it’s out of print. Well, Guard Your Daughters is coming back into print in 2014, so fingers crossed for London War Notes following suit…
Well, sadly Guard Your Daughters never made it into print, but the crossed fingers for London War Notes worked a treat. Now you can get your own copy – in a beautiful Persephone edition, no less! More info from their site, here.
If this doesn’t quite match my excitement when Miss Hargreaves came back into print, it’s not a million miles away – London War Notes is such a valuable resource and a wonderful book that I do urge you to rush out and get a copy. Or, let’s face it, order it online from the comfort of your own bed.
And do pop back and let me know what you think of it! If you’ve reviewed it, put a link in the comments, as I’d love to read people’s responses.