Review: While the Bombs Fell


2 stars

Read from 30 August – 11 September, 2020.

Synopsis: What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2?

Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling that the family must leave their beds and venture out to the air raid shelter in the garden.

Despite the war raging across the English channel, daily life continues with its highlights, such as Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day fox hunt, and its wary moments when Elsie learns the stories of Jack Frost and the ghostly and terrifying Black Shuck that haunts the coastline and countryside of East Anglia.

Includes some authentic World War 2 recipes.

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Goodbye Junie Moon by June Collins


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3 stars

Synopsis: Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir written by June Collins, co-author of The Khaki Mafia.

A curvaceous Australian dancer entertains the troops in Vietnam. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs. Discovering that she has reported them to the CID, they place a high price on her head. She learns they are watching the only airport out, preventing her escape. Then fate steps in, triggering an unexpected turn of events. Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir which reads like fiction and is guaranteed to keep you turning the page. This true story is verified by numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

Racy, action-filled, heart stopping, poignant; it is all of these!

Bookish things: 314 pages of June Collins’ memories. I loved the added photos in the story, they gave the book something a little different. It was special to share those moments with the readers.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle *Currently free!* or in paperback format for $19.99.

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