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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War$

Owen Dudley Edwards

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616510

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.001.0001

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(p.i) Praise for British Children’s Fiction in the Second World War

(p.i) Praise for British Children’s Fiction in the Second World War

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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War
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Edinburgh University Press

(p.i) Praise for British Children’s Fiction in the Second World War

‘vast, comprehensive, polymorphous and wholly captivating’

Nicholas Barker, The Spectator

‘a clear labour of love, full of amusement and insight’

Ann Martin, The Scotsman

‘By the end, the reader has read not only a fascinating analysis of the subject, but also an invaluable anthology.’

A. N. Wilson, The Times Literary Supplement

‘The war was, in some ways, a gift to those writers prepared to make the most of it. And British Children’s Fiction in the Second World War provides the last word on all of them.’

Patricia Craig, The Irish Times

‘Omnivorously well read, intelligently speculative, occasionally cavalier with detail while always succeeding with the bigger picture, [Owen Dudley Edwards] is an unashamed enthusiast for most of the authors he has quarried so extensively.’

Nicholas Tucker, Books for Keeps

‘This is without doubt one of the most stimulating and enjoyable books I have read for some time.’

Mary Cadogan, Children’s Book History Society newsletter