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Yours, for Probably Always by Janet Somerville

Yours, for Probably Always

Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love and War 1930-1949

Janet Somerville

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Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9780228101864

Martha Gellhorn's letters of love and war, written between 1930 and 1949 to and from the extraordinary personalities of the period that were her correspondents.

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4 stars out of 5
Lyse Doucet
3 Dec 2019

"Curated with valuable context by Janet Somerville, a literature teacher in Toronto, it’s her own love letter of sorts to a woman she calls “a wonder”."

This is history as it was lived, and shared in intimate and emotional detail, among Gellhorn’s lovers, husband, family and friends who were among the most important doers and thinkers of the time. Curated with valuable context by Janet Somerville, a literature teacher in Toronto, it’s her own love letter of sorts to a woman she calls “a wonder”... But this new offering reminds us how we read history through two prisms: a recollection of the past and a reflection on our own time. So much has changed, and so much is much the same, since our last Martha moment, reason enough to savour a new account.

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