by Helen Humphreys
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Coventry 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Jo13CO More than 1 year ago
Coventry follows two women and a young man through the streets of Coventry during the bombing raid on the night of Nov. 14, 1940. We also, of course, get their back story. The horrors that the civilian population experienced that night are unimaginably tragic. Helen Humphreys' style is spare and poetic and I apparently like that as I now have another favorite author. Although parts of it seemed a little contrived, as a whole it worked for me. In fact, I may have liked it more if there was more to it, but again, I'm not sure that's Humphreys' style. Her notes at the end are very interesting. Along with using historical accounts of the bombing on Coventry, she also used eyewitness accounts from the bombing of Baghdad. She also incorporated a letter written by her grandfather who fought at Ypres in 1914.
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Zab Lilly More than 1 year ago
Aargh. no way to save the post on the Nook to check facts like author's name and then return to it. Also no way I can see to edit a post once up. The author's name is Humphreys, and she writes beautifully and movingly. Highly recommended.
Colleen_Rose More than 1 year ago
While short (98 pages), Coventry does an excellent job portraying the bombing of the city from the residents' point of view. The characters are beautifully drawn. I would love to get multiple copies for my honors world history students to read.