Author Biography: Nicholas Webley is a journalist with a special interest in World War II who lives in Norfolk, England-very near Attleborough, where Betty Armitage lived and wrote her diary during the war. The diarist was a seamstress and theatrical costumer.
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A fascinating account of an ordinary woman's daily life in rural Norfolk during World War II. The only thing that lets it down is the editor's commentary - while it does help to put Betty's life in context in terms of the War, it isn't well-written and I found it distracting. But Betty's diary itself is wonderful.
I have an obsession with tales of the British homefront during World War II, and this diary of a 60-year-old British woman living in Norfolk is wonderful. It is evidence of all the pluck and hard work demonstrated by the British people during the war.