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Fay's War

by Rosalie Simons

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Fay Abrams is a young Jewish woman in London during the Second World War. She has experienced visions all her life and has kept them secret but as the Phony War is ending her visions are becoming more frequent and more horrific and the need to share them is becoming more and more urgent. This novel deals with what happens when a secret with such potential is finally made public and the repercussions of past events and traumas on the future.

This is a truly fascinating story told very well. Its main focus is Fay but it has a couple of intriguing subplots relating to prejudice and friendship which are a great accompaniment to Fay's story. Its details of the Jewish experience in London during the Second World War are interesting and not something I have come across before but which I would love to explore further. Another interesting feature of this story is the details of life during the Phony War and how abruptly it all changed with the start of the London Blitz and of how the London population coped with its early days.

It is a true joy to find a new take on such a frequently used a theme and to find it in such a skilfully written form. Highly recommended. ( )
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