Ann Brittain's War

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While reading this book, I found it easy to become engaged by Brittain’s story and the events of the war as it was framed in a way almost akin to fiction, despite being a wholly (or at least largely) non-fiction autobiography. Brittain did not attempt to create a fictional account or focus too heavily on the facts of the war but simply put on paper the thoughts and experiences she formed and acquired as she lived through the war. Her utilisation of quotes from her friends and acquaintances, excerpts from her letters to and from Roland and Edward, portions of the diary she kept before and during the war, as well as passages from books and novels she read which tied to her memories of the war effectively immersed me as a reader in wartime Britain

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