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These Wonderful Rumours!

A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries 1939-1945
  • Author
    • May Smith
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May Smith is twenty-four at the outbreak of World War Two; at night, the sirens wail, and the young men of the village leave to fight. But still, ordinary life goes on: May goes shopping, plays tennis, takes holidays and even falls in love - while recording it faithfully in her diary.

'May is simply a joy, a bright spark in dark times' The Times
  • Published: Sep 12 2013
  • Pages: 416
  • 197 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781844088119
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Press Reviews

  • Ysenda Maxtone Graham

    Spectator
    I grew to love every single detail. This is what it really must have been like to live through the war in Derbyshire on a teacher's salary with no car. I was fascinated
  • Iain Finlayson

    The Times
    May Smith is simply a joy, a bright spark in dark times
  • Nilima Marshall

    Yorkshire Evening Post
    Well written, witty and absorbing, Smith's chronicles give us an insight into the life and impact of the war in a small English village