A mom writes to her far flung daughter: "I hold your entire letters. sometime you'll want to do whatever with them." these phrases foretold Shared Histories, even supposing neither lady could stay to work out the ebook. this can be the 1st identified released selection of letters to incorporate correspondence among civilian kin on either side of the Atlantic in the course of international conflict II. Separated for many in their grownup lives, Virginia Dickinson Reynolds and her daughter, Virginia Potter, wrote to one another for almost 40 years. this feature from their lengthy alternate is stuffed with unguarded reflections on present occasions, model, nutrition, shuttle, family existence, relaxation, and the upheaval of warfare. Readers also will stumble upon numerous famous English humans and contributors of the aristocracy, the yank southern elite, and such generic names as Martha Graham, Walt Disney, and Ellen Glasgow.
Both girls have been born in Richmond, Virginia, and raised in privileged conditions. Virginia Dickinson Reynolds was once the kid of a accomplice military officer and used to be additionally a far off cousin of poet Emily Dickinson. Virginia Potter traveled largely until eventually she married an English military officer and settled in his kingdom. The women's intensely shut bond shines via Shared Histories as, at times, do their class-conscious, Anglo-Saxon sensibilities. occasionally poignant, occasionally bristling, continuously candid, those letters painting deepest worlds of culture faced with worldwide change.
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