As strange and terrifying as life must have been in Great Britain during World War II's black-outs, it was likely just as downright boring. Published at a time when curfews and rationing kept people close to their homes—or in tube stations, railway arches, tunnels, basements and makeshift bomb shelters—Evelyn August’s The Black-Out Book brings together over 500 games, puzzles, jokes and literary snippets meant to amuse and distract Britons for 101 black-out nights. Featuring everything from conjuring tricks to number and word games or riddles, to such nuggets of wisdom as “A thought for the petrol-rationed motorist,” The Black-Out Book sheds fascinating light on the making-do spirit of World War II’s homefronts.
Hardcover Book : 224 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Ltd. ( October 20, 2009 )
Item #: 12-803179
Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 7.3 x 0.56inches
Product Weight: 11.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is a nifty little book which looks and feels just like a book published in the 1940s that you found in your grandmother's attic.
It's a very enjoyable book that you can pick up whenever you want and always find something to make you smile or think.
If you like nostalgia or are an anglophile this is the book for you. It would be great for kids with a certain taste for nostalgia who need somthing to do!
Reviewer: Emily M
Break out your flash light and hunker down in your bunker and have some fun with The Black-Out Book. You'll have enough fun for 101 nights of blitzes. This book is jammed packed with tricky puzzles mini bios and silly rhymes and DIY projects. Its so much fun you'll soon be asking yourself "What war?".