Today marks 75 years since peace in Europe was announced, heralding the end of the Second World War a few months later in August. Here at the Felixstowe Book Festival we thought we would celebrate in typical bookish fashion by reminding our festival fans of some wonderful wartime literature.
Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
The Buried Crown by Ally Sherrick
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Do you have any other favourite books set in wartime?
Despite not being able to commemorate VE Day in the manner originally planned we hope it will be a day of reflection and celebration. We’ll raise a glass to the events of 75 years ago as well to what we can do post-lockdown to make the world a better place. Quite often the starting point to doing so is reading…
Imogen and the Festival Team x