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These Wonderful Rumours!

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844088119

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 12th September 2013

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General

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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


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
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Spectator
May Smith is simply a joy, a bright spark in dark times
Iain Finlayson, The Times
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
Nilima Marshall, Yorkshire Evening Post