The Spirit of the Age and Other Stories From the Home Front
First published variously by Punch Magazine, E. M Delafield’s The Spirit of the Age is a new collection that truly captures the impact of WW2 on the Home Front…
The people of Little Fiddle-on-the-Green lived a very peaceful life. They went to cricket matches. They discussed the works of Shakespeare. They lived quintessential, British country lives.
That was before the War started.
Before the Germans tried to drop bombs on their heads.
That was an inconvenience indeed!
As the war years drag on, the people of Little Fiddle-on-the-Green still carry on with a smile on their faces, but the village talks turn to Hitler and Mussolini as well as gardens, dinner parties and games.
After all, there are far more pressing things than politics to discuss…
It will take more than the threat of total invasion to knock the British people off their stride.
E. M Delafield’s The Spirit of the Age is a collection that brilliantly captures the impact of the war with the author’s characteristic wit and charm.
Praise for E.M. Delafield
“a marvellous ear for dialogue and an unerringly accurate social sense” -Jilly Cooper, The Guardian
“an almost uncanny gift for converting the small and familiar dullnesses of everyday life into laughter” –The Times
“the pure essence of comedy” –New York Herald Tribune