War Crimes for the Home

by Liz Jensen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Katisha50 of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 9/15/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Katisha50 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 15, 2005
When Gloria met Ron, he was an American pilot. She was working in a munitions factory in Bristol, but still found time to grab what she wanted. Ciggies. Sex. American soldiers. But war has an effect on people. Gloria did things she wouldn't normally do - evil things, some of them - because she might be dead tomorrow. Or someone might.
Fifty years later it's payback time. In her old folfs' home, Gloria is forced to remember the real truth about her and Ron, and confront the secret at the heart of their story.

I found the style of writing very difficult, but persevered because I wanted to find out what the true story was. It was worth it, but I shan't be reading it again.

Journal Entry 2 by Katisha50 at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 24, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (9/24/2005 UTC) at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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On the usual bookshelf!

Journal Entry 3 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 24, 2005
Kindly donated to the Hudsons OBCZ - sorry you couldn't make the meetup and hope to see you next time!

Journal Entry 4 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, September 24, 2005
Picked up off the shelf at Hudsons earlier. I read the ninth life of Louis Drax recently on a ring, by this author so it'll be interesting to see what this will be like.

Journal Entry 5 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, January 8, 2006
I wasn't sure what I would make of this, as it looked a bit unusual but I actually rather enjoyed it, not as much as "The ninth Life of Louis Drax" which I read on a ring a few months ago, but I did find it darkly fascinating. It's pretty bawdy in places but not offensively so and its totaly authentic to the time and characters I thought. Liz Jensen's development of present day Gloria's character in an old people's home in her seventies was excellent. The writing style is not my favourite but it makes for an easy undemanding read.

Released 16 yrs ago (1/28/2006 UTC) at Hudson's, 122-124 Colmore Row in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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To be released during the Birmingham meet up, if it hasn't found a new home by the end of the meet, it will be on the shelf at the back of Hudsons.

Journal Entry 7 by Brumbie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 28, 2006
Picked up today at Hudson's meetup

Journal Entry 8 by Brumbie from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, February 19, 2006
I enjoyed this novel. Thought the characterisation was good and the style authentic, if a bit patronizing, and it kept me turning the pages.

Journal Entry 9 by Brumbie at Birmingham Hippodrome in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Released 16 yrs ago (2/21/2006 UTC) at Birmingham Hippodrome in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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In the foyer, bar or ladies' toilets

Journal Entry 10 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
I found this book in the toilets at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre where I work part time. I'm looking forward to reading it!

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Journal Entry 11 by jabashe from Blackheath, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, February 13, 2009
Not read yet - just retrieved it from our bookshelf where my girlfriend placed it after finding it several years ago! So it's found it's way down to London where I will release it after I'm done with it. Sorry it was sat on our shelf for so long!

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