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Eve's War

In 1935, Evelyn Shillington started a diary, little knowing the years of turmoil it would cover, and how insightful her experiences as an army wife would be to the following generations.

Eve joined her beloved husband, Captain Rex Shillington, on his postings, giving her a unique view into army life. Through the abdication crisis, to the turbulent years of the WWII and ending in war-ravaged Italy, Eve documented it all with an inimitable spirit and brave humour.

The diaries lay forgotten in an attic for years until an enterprising antiques dealer discovered them by chance. Published seventy years after Eve wrote in her diary for the last time, they offer a fascinating first-hand account into life on the home front.

Readers love EVE’S WAR:

Enlightening and well written’

‘What a brilliant read’

‘Such an interesting account and in great detail too’

‘It’s a book you just want to carry on reading
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 27th July 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751567014


From darning socks to being locked in the loo as the King's coffin went past, Eve's War is an entertaining personal take on an extraordinary period of history. Expertly edited by Barbara Fox, it is also a fantastic example of what can happen when you discover a family gem and delve deeper into your past
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