souloftherose: Both are collections of short stories which show how the lives of the middle-class in Britain were changed by WWII. Mrs Miniver covers the period leading up to the outbreak of war whilst Good Evening Mrs Craven covers WWII itself.
Mrs Ramsay dressed for her lunch with Gerald Spalding in a mood of fine old nostalgia, well crusted on the top and five years in the wood.
The publication of these short stories marks sixty years since the outbreak of the Second World War. (Preface)
Yes, everybody was in the same boat all right, although it sometimes seemed to Mark that Janet and the rest of their class were making unnecessarily heavy weather of it by refusing to recognise that they were bang in the middle of a social revolution. (from "Year of Decision")
Her roguish eye implied that without her restraining chaperonage Mrs. Ramsay would be helling around Sussex, probably in the nude. (from "Mrs. Ramsay's War")
Contains: Letter from London, 3 September 1939 -- Date with romance -- Meeting at the Pringles' -- Mrs. Ramsay's war -- In clover -- It's the real thing this time -- This flower, safety - As the fruitful vine -- Lunch with Mr. Biddle -- Battle of the Greeks -- Fin de Siècle -- Literary scandal at the sewing party -- Goodbye, my love -- War among strangers -- Combined operations -- Good evening, Mrs. Craven -- The hunger of Miss Burton -- It's the reaction -- Cut down the trees -- Year of decision -- The danger -- The waste of it all -- Letter from London, 11 June 1944.
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