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History in books April 9, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:45 pm

Mademoiselle

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Realising a lot of books on my shelf are historic, I thought I’d share a few with you:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

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This fictional novel is based on the year 1953, where Sylvia becomes Esther Greewood, who endures a mental breakdown, at her internship to Mademoiselle magazine. A tale about the sexual politics of her generation, The Bell Jar is at times a heavy going read, however is well worth the read, to understand specifically that generation.
The Diary of a young girl by Anne Frank.

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From the years 1942-4, Anne’s life changes, just because she is Jewish: the Nazi occupation of Holloand affects her situation greatly. There is no more parties, ice skating, swimming, or trips to Switzerland. Only persecution. Anne and her family, and with other people, eventually making eight, go into hiding. A sad ending, but you need to take on her message of peace.

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