The name of this book is the main reason I decided to read it. However, this interestingness does not extend to the whole book. I guess the letters make it interesting, but sometimes this frame is laboured and over done. The frame could have worked, but it's a bit too much. It was quite interesting to learn even more about the real experiences of the Second World War, especially in Guernsey which you hardly seem to hear about. I thought I had judged the book too quickly about halfway through when I started getting into it - I enjoyed the amusing anecdotes, the moving stories of war, but in the end I was right. I wouldn't recommend it except for a very light read.