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Nella Last’s War

Nella Last’s War, edited by Richard Broad and Suzie Fleming. Subtitle: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49. Mass Observation was a British project begun in 1937 to “create an anthropology of ourselves.” Part of the project involved a few hundred volunteers who kept diaries about their everyday lives and thoughts. One of these … Continue reading »

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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain. Subtitle: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925. In 1914, Vera Brittain was twenty years old and had finally persuaded her old-fashioned father to let her attend Oxford. Edward, her beloved younger brother, was starting at Oxford at the same time, along with his friends, Victor, Geoffrey, and Roland … Continue reading »

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Emma, vol. 1

Emma, manga by Kaoru Mori. Volume 1 of 10. Emma is a young woman who works as a maid for a retired governess. William is the oldest son of a well-to-do merchant and was once the governess’ charge. This all takes place in 19th century London, so Emma and William’s love has class obstacles to … Continue reading »

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