She was an American woman living a comfortable life in Washington, DC, when the second world war broke out. And though she left to join the Royal Air Force, carrying a bottle of champagne and an armful of roses, the next two years of Mary Lee Settle's life were anything but comfortable.
She witnessed the horror of war - not just the bombing raids but the planes lost in fog, children evacuated, and the individual tragedies of lives uprooted.
Here, in beautifully written prose, are the observations and vivid impressions of National Book Award winner Mary Lee Settle. It is a book about war unlike any other - a gripping story of ordinary people caught up in events that profoundly changed their destiny and their way of looking at the world forever.
This paperback is in very good condition with light cover rubbing and a small reader's crease. Some foxing on the inside front cover.