Shelfari edited the description of Henrietta's War Friday, August 21, 2009.
Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor’s wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: There’s the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs. Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith, who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and Charles, Henrietta’s hardworking husband, who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbor’s garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles, and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her “dear childhood friend” Robert. Leavened by witty line illustrations, this novel makes a wry and moving portrait of London during World War II .