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1916. Sherwood's best-selling novel begins: August 25, 1914. At last I have found the very place for our housekeeping; I have been searching for days: did you know it dear? The quest that we began together I had to follow after you went to the front; and, through the crashes of tragic rumors that have rolled through England, I have gone on and on, not running away or tryin1916. Sherwood's best-selling novel begins: August 25, 1914. At last I have found the very place for our housekeeping; I have been searching for days: did you know it dear? The quest that we began together I had to follow after you went to the front; and, through the crashes of tragic rumors that have rolled through England, I have gone on and on, not running away or trying to escape, but full of need to find the right corner, the right wall against which I could put my back and stand to face these great oncoming troubles....

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ISBN : 32493186
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 201 Pages
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  • Louise
    2018-11-15 01:31

    I like the first half a lot, interesting descriptions of life and mentality in rural England during WW1.From an American woman's point of view.The latter part of the book has a lot of very one-sided war propaganda (the English are proud, brilliant, just and good and the Germans are evil savages), which is not so strange considering that the book was written in 1916, and probably a very realistic picture of the zeitgeist; But it's irritating reading it today, when WW1 is seen more as a horrible and unnecessary war, caused by exagerrated nationalism, power struggles, and misunderstandings in diplomatic communications - on both sides.

  • Mary S.
    2018-12-12 06:25

    This simple, poignant work of fiction was written as a journal. The main character is an American woman, whose British fiancé is killed in the early days of the First World War. Following her loss she rents a cottage in the English countryside, writing about her everyday life, as well as her loss and feelings. As the war progresses she opens her home to some of the refugees traveling through the area. The war changes many aspects of her life, as well as the lives of everyone around her.