Hello! Today on Instagram I recorded a brief live video of me reading an entry from this marvelous book. It’s #WordsofComfort to hear how a woman survived war and kept her spirits up. Jean Lucey Pratt’s diaries were kept as part of the British government’s Mass Observation Project, and editor Simon Garfield helps us see into this fascinating moment in history and how it shaped the lives of ordinary women and men. To my author friends: please record your own #WordsofComfort and share a bit of one of your own books or someone else’s!

x Deb