be a matter of perspective. Although I would assume large means bigger
than a human being. You can also show perspective of something real small
and then something bigger than the small object.
Welcome one and all to the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a cozy gathering of book lovers, meeting to discuss their thoughts regarding the works they enjoyed most over the previous month. Pull up a chair, order your cappuccino and join in the fun. http://armchairsquid.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/cephalopod-coffeehouse-february-2018.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheArmchairSquid+(The+Armchair+Squid) This month I would like to recommend a book by Clare Flynn called The Chalky Sea.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It's approximately 344 pages.
BLURB taken from Amazon site
Two troubled people struggle
to find their way in a turbulent world.
In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband
at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her
humdrum world is torn apart when the sleepy English seaside town where she
lives is subjected to the first of many heavy bombing attacks.
In Ontario, Canada, Jim Armstrong is debating
whether to volunteer. His decision becomes clear when he uncovers the secret
his fiancée has been keeping from him. A few weeks later he is on a ship bound
Gwen is forced to confront the truth she has
concealed about her past and her own feelings. Jim battles with a bewildering
and hostile world far removed from the cosy life of his Canadian farm. War
brings horror and loss to each of them – can it also bring change and
Set in 1940 WWII is now
impacting on the seaside town of Eastbourne on the South East coast of England.
In Ontario Canada, Jim
decides to volunteer and is shipped to the UK first to a training camp at
Gwen says goodbye to her
husband who can’t tell her where he is going or in what capacity.Gwen’s emotions are always held in tight rein
due to her upbringing.Left on her own
in Eastbourne she volunteers.Tragedy
and hardship follow as Eastbourne suffers bombing raids and Gwen’s life is
changed as she develops unexpected friendships.
Jim is having a hard time as
his unit is just held in abeyance at the training camp in Aldershot.He also has his emotions challenged in
meeting an English girl.
Jim and his colleagues are
billeted with Gwen for a time in Eastbourne then they are sent to fight.
This is a well written book,
well researched for the time and place, the class divide is challenged by
many.The characters of Gwen and Jim are
believable as are all the other characters.
A great read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
There is also a follow-up book which I've also read and thoroughly enjoyed called Alien Corn.