Monday, December 9, 2013

Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal

An entertaining and smart book with lots of well-researched historic details.  Maggie Hope is a British citizen who was raised in the US by a maiden aunt.  She comes to London reluctantly before beginning graduate school at MIT to deal with some real estate issues, but ends up staying to support the war effort as a typist for Winston Churchill.  She shares the family home with a group of high-spirited young women, and the depiction of their domestic lives in the months leading up to England's declaration of war on Germany is a good part of the fun.

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