Love in the Blitz

Eileen Alexander responded to the onset of World War II with humor and intellect, both of which shine through in this collection of letters to her paramour.

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In the English summer of 1939, Eileen Alexander’s life seemed sun-dappled. A recent graduate of the University of Cambridge and the only daughter in an upper-class Jewish family with powerful political connections, she was beloved in her circle of brilliant friends and embarking on a promising future. Even a hospital stay after being flung from…

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