Welcome to the launch of the book blog So Much So Many So Few, which covers the literature of World War II. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” declared Winston Churchill in a speech commending the efforts of the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain in 1940. That sentiment remains true, as the war shaped the world into what it is today.
The stories of those who fought and lived through it remain one of the most popular topics for fiction. While researching my own novel about a group of women and their contribution to the war effort, I read entirely “in period” for two years. Novels like “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake, “The Information Officer” by Mark Mills, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford (our inaugural review) and the entire works of writers like Alan Furst and John Lawton were of great inspiration to me, and as I continue to research, I want to share my experience of these books with you.
Reviews will be on the “Review” page. The focus of So Much So Many So Few is literary and mystery fiction, and literary memoirs. The “Remembrance” page will feature contributions by individual readers describing a relative’s experience during the war.
Your comments are welcome.