Homeland

by Clare Francis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0333908155 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Heaven-Ali of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 1/21/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, January 21, 2007
One of a large number of books in two boxes of unregistered books passed onto me by Caffcaff.

Homeland is set in 1946, in the depths of the countryside - an area that has not been devestated by the bombings of the 2nd world war.
However, even after the end of the war, its effects are still felt; large numbers of the homeless Polish army have been housed nearby in makeshift accomodation, and farm labour is short due to war casualties. Day to day necessities are also in short supply.
The book interweaves the characters of the villagers with the returning servicemen and the alienated Poles.
I found the characterisations strong, drawing you into their lives. Their hardships are stark compared to our situation today, but their attitudes are profoundly positive.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, January 27, 2007
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Journal Entry 4 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, January 27, 2007
Caught today at Hudson's Coffee House

CAUGHT IN BIRMINGHAM U.K WEST MDLANDS U.K

Journal Entry 5 by Veran from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, February 24, 2007
An interesting book and with well drawn characters. It illustrates the struggles of people coming to terms with life torn apart by a war even oif they were not fighting.

Journal Entry 6 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, March 04, 2007
It has returned!

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Journal Entry 7 by wingHudsons-Bhamwing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, March 23, 2007
This is no longer on the OBCZ shelf. Marking the book as travelling, pending a journal entry, in case anyone goes to look for it in the meantime.

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Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Saturday, March 31, 2007
I picked this book up in Hudsons Coffee House and now that I have read it I will put it back for someone else to find!
I enjoyed this fascinating book very much. I have learnt a lot about the Somerset Levels and the farming of withies - also the plight of soldiers from the Second Polish Corps. who did not want to go back to Poland, and tried to be accepted by the locals.

CAUGHT IN BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND

Journal Entry 9 by MJQ7688 from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, April 29, 2007
Picked up in Hudsons- looks very interesting!

Journal Entry 10 by MJQ7688 at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Six years later and I've STILL not read it despite all my good intentions. I'm setting it free. Will be released in York's Birmingham.

Released 6 yrs ago (8/13/2013 UTC) at Yorks Bakery Cafe - Newhall street in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Left on shelf.

Journal Entry 12 by wingKatisha50wing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17, 2015
Taken from the shelf as York's is moving from this site!

Released 4 yrs ago (10/17/2015 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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On the bookshelf at the top of the stairs.

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Journal Entry 14 by wingUrbanCoffeeCowing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, October 17, 2015
Now available on the shelf at the top of the stairs.

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