Any books about British life during wartime?
September 25, 2012 5:35 AM Subscribe
Books about life in Britain during wartime?
posted by bellastarr to society & culture (42 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I've been watching a lot of Foyle's War on Netflix and find some of the bits about life in Britain during WWII fascinating and would like to learn more.
Unlike so many programs that are about the actual war, military operations etc. this show focuses on events that happen in Britain. I don't know how much of it is being a loose with facts there but I'd like to learn more. I never knew about "Funk Holes", the USA building runways from farm lands taken by the British government, manors being converted into hospitals, museums moving artwork out of London, "pole selectors"...
Any recommendations for good reads about life in Britain prior to and during WWII? Particularly interested in life outside of London and the effects there.