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Book review: The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War - Lara Feigel

Fore St in the City, New Years Eve 1940. Picture: Getty

Fore St in the City, New Years Eve 1940. Picture: Getty

  • by DAVID ROBINSON
 

Crowds on the streets in bloodied pyjamas. Buildings sliced through by high explosive, their contents surreally rearranged. The “mean little stink” of domestic gas as the firemen arrived. Clocks shocked into stillness.

 

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