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Nella Last"s war

Nella Last

Nella Last"s war

a mother"s diary, 1939-45

by Nella Last

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Published by Falling Wall Press in Bristol .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Richard Broad & Suzie Fleming.
ContributionsBroad, Richard., Fleming, Suzie.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16209148M
ISBN 100905046153

  In September , housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique. When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the army while the rest of the family tried to adapt to civilian Edition: Main.   Buy a cheap copy of Nella Last's Peace: The Post-War Diaries book by Nella Last. Nella Last's War established a housewife and mother from Barrow-in-Furness as one of the most powerful and moving voices of the Second World War, and inspired the Free shipping over $/5(3).

Nella Last was 49 when World War 11 broke out, a Lancashire housewife and Mother. Ten days later her youngest son left home for the army. This book is her personal story of the war years, edited from her daily writings. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title/5(K).   Description: In September , housewife and mother Nella Dernier began a newspaper whose participation, due to their regularity, length and quality, created a record of the Second World War, is powerful, fascinating and the war broke out, Nella’s youngest son entered the army while the rest of the family tried to adapt to civilian day’s writing for the.

  A touching and startlingly frank portrait of adapting to life in post-war Britain. Truly fascinating. I enjoyed it as much as Nella Last's War. * Gilda O'Neill * Nella Last's Peace is extraordinary - tender, intimate, striking, heartbreaking and witty - it grants us the lovely and dignified privilege of knowing a stranger's heart. * A. L. Kennedy *3/5(1).   Nella Last's War established a housewife and mother from Barrow-in-Furness as one of the most powerful and moving voices of the Second World War, and inspired the award-winning television drama Housewife, In this next instalment of her unique diaries, Nella Last describes how ordinary people re-built their lives after the war was : Profile.


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The first thing I noticed about "Nella Last's Peace" was that Nella seemed to be war-weary, because there's a heavy feel to the first part of this volume.

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The fear of losing your country was even more of a fear. This is the first of her Diaries. The second one was Nella Last's Peace the Post Far- War Diaries of Housewife #49, and Nella Last's in the The Further Diaries of Housewife number She had always aspired /5(). In Septemberhousewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique.

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Nella Last kept a diary throughout World War Two, under the auspices of the Mass Observation Archive. Her record of events offers a unique insight into one woman's war - on the Home Front. This is.

A first volume of her diary, Nella Last's War, was published in and was turned into a successful TV film adaptation (Housewife, 49) by the actress and comedian Victoria Wood in The book is available in two editions, the original print as well as a refurbished edition released inaround the time when the TV film was first.

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Nella Last was a housewife who lived in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. She wrote a diary for the Mass Observation Archive from until Nella Last's War is an edited version of the two million words she wrote during World War II. ' In Septemberhousewife and mother Nella Last began a regular diary that lasted for thirty years.

Nella Last's War - Book Review of Published Diary InBritain initiated an exceptional project: The “Mass-Observation.” It was created by Charles Madge, poet and journalist, and Tom Harrisson, anthropologist.

The purpose was to “record the voice of the people.” Volunteers were asked to keep a Mass-Observation Diary. Nella Last became one of the. Introducing “Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of ‘Housewife 49’”, the proposer said that “Mass-Observation” was a United Kingdom social research organisation founded in by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, poet Charles Madge and film-maker Humphrey Jennings.

Their work ended in the mid s, but was revived in. Nella Last's War (helpfully edited and annotated by Richard Broad and Suzie Fleming) begins at the outbreak of the Second World War in and so provides a remarkable insight into the often-overlooked day-to-day domestic lives of civilians as events lives in Barrow-in-Furness, a northern industrial town with a shipyard not far from : Claire Thinking.Nella Last's War I have just stumbled upon a riveting book, Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, This extraordinarily well-written record of a middle-aged housewife’s life in England during World War II is sometimes cheerful and funny, often very sad and dark, but always moving and : Frisbee.In Septemberhousewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique.

When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the army while the rest of the family tried to adapt to civilian life.