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Looking for Trouble
Virginia Cowles, Looking for Trouble
  • ISBN: 9780571367542
  • Pages: 560
  • Publisher: Faber
  • Binding: Hardback

Looking for Trouble

Virginia Cowles

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This 1941 memoir of life on the frontline of wartime Europe by a pioneering correspondent is a rediscovered classic.

Flinging off her heels under shellfire; meeting Hitler (‘an inconspicuous little man’); gossiping with Churchill by his goldfish pond; dancing in the bomb-blasted Ritz; reading The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism on a Soviet train; eating reindeer with guerrilla skiers – Virginia Cowles’s incredible dispatches provide a vivid eyewitness account of Europe from the 1930s into the Second World War.

‘An amazingly brilliant reporter . . . One of the most engrossing and illuminatingly effective books that the war has produced.’ New York Times Book Review

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