The Diamond Eye

A World Apart

How often do you come across a book that you can really say is ‘unputdownable’?OK, so that’s not a word, but you know what I mean.

Sunday, things to do, housework, memory writing for Monday’s meeting and of course, a host of other things. After I spoke to the other half of this duo for the usual 60/90 minutes weekly chat, I sat down with a fresh cup of tea and a book which my daughter gave me. 

“Gentlemen,” she said, “I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist
occupants by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen,
that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?”
Mila Pavlichenko in Chicago, 1942

Do you know the author, Kate Quinn?  She writes historical novels, and I am constantly amazed at both her writing and her meticulous research.  She writes mainly about the Second World War and her first book in…

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