Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 2010
Genre Scifi
Origin UK
Publisher Spectra
My Copy library copy
First Read February 06, 2024


Oh no, I just found out that it's a 2-parter. IDK if I'm enjoying this enough to read ANOTHER 600 pages about the Blitz.

Noted on February 6, 2024

This is a standalone-sort-of scifi novel about time travel, set in the same base world as Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog. But very different! The only connective tissue is that it's about time travel, and the base of operations is Oxford in 2060.

But ACTUALLY it's pretty sneakily a historical fiction book about the home front in England during WWII. Our time-traveling historians variously go back to (and get stuck in) the blitz, the Dunkirk rescue, and caring for child evacuees. I've never read much about this period. I'm not a WWII guy, I don't really care much about this, so there's a lot that's new to me. I wonder how much of it is actually historical!

Noted on February 6, 2024

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