Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Humphreys captures her audience through her tale of Harriet Marsh and others living in Coventry during the November night of the bombings. The destruction wrecked on individuals, families, animals, and the architecture of Coventry is vividly described throughout her work.
At 172 pages, Humphreys' novel is a fast and enjoyable read. I found myself quickly attaching to the characters and soon enraptured in the twisting plot. Coventry: A Novel provides a pivotal window into one destructive and harrowing experience of the Blitz.
Humphreys, H. (2008). Coventry: A novel. Toronto: Harper Collins Publishers, Ltd.