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The Resource Love in the blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front, Eileen Alexander ; edited by David McGowan and David Crane

Love in the blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front, Eileen Alexander ; edited by David McGowan and David Crane

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Love in the blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front
Title
Love in the blitz
Title remainder
the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Alexander ; edited by David McGowan and David Crane
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Language
eng
Summary
On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five years and spans many hundreds of letters. But as Eileen and Gershon&'s relationship flourishes from friendship and admiration into passion and love, the tensions between Germany, Russia, and the rest of Europe reach a crescendo. When war is declared, Gershon heads for Cairo and Eileen forgoes her studies to work in the Air Ministry. As cinematic as Atonement, written with the intimacy of the Neapolitan quartet, Love in the Blitz is an extraordinary glimpse of life in London during World War II and an illuminating portrait of an ordinary young woman trying to carve a place for herself in a time of uncertainty. As the Luftwaffe begins its bombardment of England, Eileen, like her fellow Britons, carries on while her loved ones are called up to fight, some never to return home. Written over the course of the conflict, Eileen&'s letters provide a vivid and personal glimpse of this historic era. Yet throughout the turmoil and bloodshed, one thing remains constant: her beloved Gershon, who remains a source of strength and support, even after he, too, joins the fighting. Though his letters have been lost to time, the bolstering force of his love for Eileen is illuminated in her responses to him. Equal parts heartrending and heartwarming, Love in the Blitz is a timeless romance and a deeply personal story of life and resilience amid the violence and terror of war.
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DAD
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1917-1986
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Alexander, Eileen
Dewey number
942.1/084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.A44 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • McGowan, David
  • Crane, David
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  • Alexander, Eileen
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Label
Love in the blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front, Eileen Alexander ; edited by David McGowan and David Crane
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Note
"Originally published as 'Love in the blitz: the greatest lost love letters of the second World War' in Great Britain in 2020 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1154433745
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 474 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062888808
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o1154433745
  • (OCoLC)1154433745
Label
Love in the blitz : the long-lost letters of a brilliant young woman to her beloved on the front, Eileen Alexander ; edited by David McGowan and David Crane
Publication
Note
"Originally published as 'Love in the blitz: the greatest lost love letters of the second World War' in Great Britain in 2020 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1154433745
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xx, 474 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062888808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1154433745
  • (OCoLC)1154433745

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