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Gives a very different view of the 2nd World War . I read it on the Kindle a app and didn't realise there was a list of names at the back , explaining who everyone was -from politicians to family members . It would have made the Diaries even more enjoyable if I'd found this much earlier on . It's also useful to know a bit about AL's life before reading .
Reading the daily entries of a perceptive observer who did not know the outcome as she wrote and puzzled over events whose upshot is well known to us is an odd experience. Her observations are acute and her prose direct. Quite a fine experience.