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Bombs on Aunt Dainty
by Judith Kerr | Teens
Registered by wingVekikiwing of London , Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bookguide): to be read


12 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingVekikiwing from London , Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

8 out of 10

I went out immediatly on finishing a recent bookray for 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' to buyt this, its sequel.

I very much enjoyed this. Anna (or Judith, as this is an autobiographical novel) is a very likable charecter with an interesting life - and these books are written in an easy, engaging style.

I'm reserving this to send off to someone I think will enjoy it as much as I did 


Journal Entry 2 by wingVekikiwing at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, July 24, 2009

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Released 5 yrs ago (7/24/2009 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Popped in the post today to say Thankyou for some gifts I recieved recently from this bookcrosser...
I thought you would like this as it is the sequel to 'When hitler Stole pink rabbit,' which you sent me the bookray of.
I really hope you enjoy it 


Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Received a great little parcel today!!!!
Two audiobooks, a book, chocolate and black tea!!!
And a note from Hieronymus the rat :-) (whose virtual home is here).
I'm in heaven!
Thank you so much, Vekiki!!!
I read the German version of "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" countless times when I was around 10 or 12, it was one of my favorite books - but I never came across this sequel, so this is just brilliant!
Edit: I must have read this when I was young... but hardly remember - so it's great to have the chance again. I didn't recognise the title, because the German version is called "Warten bis der Frieden kommt" (=Waiting for Peace). 


Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing from Bremen, Bremen Germany on Thursday, August 06, 2009

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I'm really glad I got the chance to read it again!
Some background things that might be interesting:
Alfred Kerr, Anna's/Judith's father, started working for some German newspapers again in 1945. In 1947 he became a British citizen. In Hamburg, in 1948 he took his life, after another stroke... To the left a picture of him, painted by Lovis Corinth in 1907.
The brother, Michael Kerr (1921–2002), became one of England's leading lawyers, at the High Court he was the first jurist not born in England since the 12th century.
The mother, Julia Kerr, née Weismann, was a composer. After the war she worked as a secretary and translator for the Nuremberg Trials.
And Anna/Judith became a BBC television scriptwriter, got married to scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, two children. Their son Matthew is a Whitbread Book Award winner and got shortlisted for the Booker Prize ("English Passengers", 2000).
This book was also published as The Other Way Round.

Bookray, following When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit:
- Originalmulli, UK
- Smurphie, UK
- PurpleElephant, UK
- KiwiinEngland, Ireland/England, ship int'l
- NMReader USA, thanks for shipping int'l!
- hakkalina, Hungary, pref ship EU
- abigailann, UK, ship EU (thanks!)
- penelopewanders, Switzerland, ship EU
- grovalskii, Germany, ship int'l
- bookguide, NL = end of ray
This ray is now travelling together with part 3 of the trilogy A Small Person Far Away

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- Please try to finish both books within two months
- When the end of part 3 is in sight, check the book's journal and PM the next person to get their address
- Make another journal entry and let everyone know what you thought of the books
- Make release notes for both books to let everyone know that they are in the mail
- Send both books together to the next person on the list
If delayed make sure to let us know so that the rays will not stop
 


Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Post Office, Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Friday, August 07, 2009

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This book is travelling to the UK now, chasing the Pink Rabbit. 


Journal Entry 6 by Originalmulli from Llandyfriog, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Safely received, thank you very much. A much fatter book than Pink Rabbit but I'm already close to half way through! It arrived yesterday morning. 


Journal Entry 7 by Originalmulli from Llandyfriog, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, September 27, 2009

7 out of 10

Oh gosh, I really didn't realise that I have had this for so long. My apologies. I find I have to read everything twice before I can let it go! And then I've been away and just come back this weekend. Really enjoyed learning more of the story of Anna/Judith and her family. I think she writes with an excellent balance between an engaging feel-good read and not hiding from the dark realities of the times.

Emailing Smurphie so I can get this on its way as soon as possible. Sorry again for the delay. 


Journal Entry 8 by Originalmulli from Llandyfriog, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Sent off to Scotland today. 


Journal Entry 9 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, October 02, 2009

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Arrived in Scotland this morning.

T very much will get to it in the next couple of days. 


Journal Entry 10 by smurphie from Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Sorry for taking so long with this. However I found this book totally absorbing and cannot wait for the next to come and find out the rest of the story.

Away to PM the next participant. 


Journal Entry 11 by smurphie at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Released 4 yrs ago (11/14/2009 UTC) at Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom

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Heading off to the next participant in the ring.

Enjoy :o) 


Journal Entry 12 by PurpleElephant from Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Hurrah! This arrived safely this morning. (Love the postcard Smurphie!)I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Journal Entry 13 by PurpleElephant from Glastonbury, Somerset United Kingdom on Sunday, January 10, 2010

7 out of 10

So sorry I've kept this so long. I actually finished it long before Christmas and then somehow ended up on a non-bookcrossing shelf and slipped my mind.
I really enjoyed reading this, Anna seems a much more rounded character in this book. I found myself wishing I could see the story from another viewpoint, often wondering what was going on inside the mother's head.
I will pop this in the post tomorrow.
Sorry again for the delay. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, March 20, 2010

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This has arrived with me, which is great news as I have the third book in the series and now can read both and send them on. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, March 29, 2010

7 out of 10

I enjoyed the way Anna is becoming more of an interesting person in this story and less of a wide eyed, accepting child. Like purpleelephant I would have liked to have heard a bit from the mother's point of view. Her mother had sacrificed so much to keep her family alive with a husband who was unable/unwilling to be anything but the (unpaying) writer and a son who seemed to throw it back in her face by becoming a pilot and putting himself in deaths way.

Interesting to read about the everyday life of being in london during the war (drinking boveril, sleeping in the tube stations, the black out curtains etc) 


Journal Entry 16 by wingKiwiinEnglandwing at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland on Friday, April 23, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/23/2010 UTC) at Dublin, Co. Dublin Ireland

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Heading off to the next reader, dodging ash clouds as it travels. 


Journal Entry 17 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, May 03, 2010

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Arrived in the mail while I was in Nashville last week. Looking forward to reading. 


Journal Entry 18 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, May 16, 2010

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I thought a status update might be appreciated. I started this book. I am reading concurrently with other books so it may be awhile before I complete it.

May 18: She is on her way to visit her brother.
May 19: Her writing style is so easy to read. I have finished one of the books I was reading concurrently and have almost completed another. I will not add more until I complete this and The Death of Bunny Munro 


Journal Entry 19 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Sunday, May 23, 2010

8 out of 10

This is all I read today. I wanted to finish the book today.

I really like how much more we learned about all the family in this book. While Anna still worships her dad I am starting to see that she knows he is not perfect and that she is also starting to appreciate that her mother still is not portrayed very sympathetically.

I am debating whether to send this on by itself and then send the next one later or to wait and send both at same time.

Thanks for including me 


Journal Entry 20 by NMReader at Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, June 07, 2010

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Since I did not hear from wamstreet, I am sending this along to hakkalina. I will drop at the PO with Bombs on Aunt Dainty this evening.

Thanks for including me. I really enjoyed the whole series very much. 


Journal Entry 21 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Thursday, June 17, 2010

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The pair of "A small person far away" book is also arrived safely here. I am looking forward to read them. Thanks NMReader!

Update: 2010.07.20
I loved better the 1st book. This 2nd one was sad, the effect of the war was more sensible, thus it was painful. Although it was interesting to read about the life below bombs, I liked the way as how they tackled the difficulties, or learnt new things, and got used to this life, even as how they tried to enjoy their life.  


Journal Entry 22 by hakkalina at Budapest, Pest Hungary on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/15/2010 UTC) at Budapest, Pest Hungary

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The book is travelling to its next reader! The books (2nd and 3rd part) go separetely.  


Journal Entry 23 by wingabigailannwing at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 23, 2010

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Arrived yesterday. Am putting it on my TBR pile as the next book. May still take a while though, I've become very busy very quickly recently. Please be patient with me.  


Journal Entry 24 by wingabigailannwing at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, September 05, 2010

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Sent to the next ray member on Tuesday, but have only just managed to get onto the computer.  


Journal Entry 25 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

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Next installments of this spiral have arrived in Switzerland behind a few other rings, and work is pretty wild with a new term starting up. I'll try to get to these soon, but it may be a few weeks. Thanks so much for sending! 


Journal Entry 26 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Monday, September 27, 2010

8 out of 10

Sequel to When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Very good read, and an interesting perspective on WWII... I'm trying to remember what I recently read which included something about the people interned on the Isle of Man - including Jews locked up with Nazis... but it hasn't come back to me yet. I'll read the next and then send them on together. Thanks for making these available. 


Journal Entry 27 by wingpenelopewanderswing at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland on Friday, October 01, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (10/1/2010 UTC) at Hasliberg, Bern / Berne Switzerland

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This and the third in the trilogy on their way to Berlin. Thanks for making these available! 


Journal Entry 28 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, October 08, 2010

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just received the book in the mail 


Journal Entry 29 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, December 19, 2010

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My daughter and I finished the book a while ago. It was an interesting contiuation of the first book. For my daughter, this really was very nice to way bring a time 60 years ago close to her. We really enjoyed the book.

I am currently reading the third book and then will mail both books together to the next reader. 


Journal Entry 30 by winggrovalskiiwing at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/28/2010 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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This book will go to its last stop on the ray to bookguide in the Netherlands. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 31 by bookguide at Wijchen, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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Arrived safely in Holland today, together with 'A Small Person Far Away'. Thank you Grovalskii for posting them on, and to ApoloniaX for starting the rays. Also to Vekiki for buying the sequel after she'd read 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' and sending it on to ApoloniaX;-)

Synchronicity: According to the 'caught' sidebar, Grovalskii has just caught 'Sister of My Heart' and 'RING One wonderful book for a book ring'!

Note to self: On Chamonix44's wishlist... 




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