Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Review ~ Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock

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Bloomsbury
October 2014



When Marguerite Carter returns to England after her time as a SOE in France during WW2, she needs to make a place for herself and as a gifted teacher she soon finds her niche is in  teaching and inspiring a new generation of children who have been largely neglected during the war years. The story, which is beautifully written, spans over 60 years of Marguerite's life and details her challenges, her hopes for a better future and her constant quest for love.

I loved  the author's easy style of writing and the way the behaviour of her main character was handled with sensitive detail and genuine empathy. The span of years moves effortlessly, and never becomes so bogged down by events that you forget where you are meant to be and both time and place is handled with great charm. My favourite parts of the novel were the small snippets which alluded to Marguerite's war, and I hoped that we would get a fuller picture of what had happened to her as the book progressed.

I was sorry when the story ended, but feel that the author wrapped up the story really well. Overall Miss Carter's War was a joy to read, and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. 



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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read!! I'll have to add this book to my reading wishlist.

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    1. Hi Captivated Reader - I agree definitely this is one for your wishlist - maybe Santa will bring :)
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