After my Make Do and Mend post, I did a bit of book shopping -- mostly cook books and how-to manuals by The Daily Telegraph, but I also picked up a few war chronicles written by every-day people who lived through World War II.
During the war, a few people wrote for the Mass Observation Project. The idea was to capture and chronicle the war's effect on the general population. Nella Last kept a diary for the Project from from 1939 until 1965, and it's a real gem. A few years ago, her diary was turned into a book -- Nella Last's War. And it's fascinating!
If you like a good read, I highly recommend it.