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by Countess of Ranfurly Ranfurly Hermione


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To War with Whitaker book. To war with Whitaker In January 1939 Hermione Llewellyn became Countess Ranfurly when she married her Dan, that is Daniel Knox the 6th. To war with Whitaker.

To War with Whitaker book. In August 2009 I read a childhood memoir by Hermione, Countess Ranfurly, called the ‘Ugly One, a book I came across by chance. Having finished it I wanted to read about the next stage of her life, in her war time diaries published as To War with Whitaker. In January 1939 Hermione Llewellyn became Countess Ranfurly when she married her Dan, that is Daniel Knox the 6th.

Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, kept a diary all her life. Hermione and Dan Ranfurly married only months before the Second World War erupted. So when Dan was posted to the Middle East, taking their faithful butler Whitaker with him, Hermione resolved to join them there. Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, kept a diary all her life.

Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, OBE, (née Llewellyn) (13 November 1913 – 11 February 2001), was the British author of To War With Whitaker: The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939–1945. Hermione Llewellyn was born in Postlip, Gloucestershire, into a wealthy family of Welsh origin. She had an older brother, Griffith Owen (1912–1933), and two sisters, Cynthia (born 1916) and Daphne (born 1922); "I started life as a disappointment – because I wasn't a boy", she recalled. Hermione and Dan Ranfurly married only months before the Second World War erupted

Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly, kept a diary all her life. This memoir offers astounding displays of commitment and independence.

The wartime diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly. During World War II she travelled alone, from Cape Town to Palestine, and met characters such as Churchill, Eisenhower, and a parrot called Coco

The wartime diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly. During World War II she travelled alone, from Cape Town to Palestine, and met characters such as Churchill, Eisenhower, and a parrot called Coco. Her one ally was the larger-than-life Whitaker, reluctant soldier and loyal servant.

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After yesterday’s World War II fiction post, now it’s time for the non-fiction. The scale of the battle is just amazing

After yesterday’s World War II fiction post, now it’s time for the non-fiction. The scale of the battle is just amazing. I loved Atkinson’s book, but reading about Stalingrad makes you wonder whether we could have won a battle like that and thankful we did not have to find out. Tripp writes, Fall of Berlin 1945 is great, but is also terribly depressing.

Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-45. by Hermione Ranfurly Countess of Ranfurly.

Redirected from To War With Whitaker: The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly 1939-45). To War with Whitaker: The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly 1939–1945 is a memoir of World War II written, in diary form, by Hermione, Countess. To War with Whitaker: The Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly 1939–1945 is a memoir of World War II written, in diary form, by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly. It was first published by William Heinemann in 1994. Published when Lady Ranfurly was in her eighties, these highly successful diaries were widely admired for their illustration of the writer's courage, pluck and humour.


Comments: (7)

Mr.Death
This is one of the best books that I've read. I absolutely adored it. It is the diary of a lady whose husband was in British cavalry in WWII. She went with him and because of her position, she met or knew many of the generals and politicians. I bought it first on Kindle, but beware, the footnotes are out of sink--they just appear in the middle of a page that may have nothing to do with the footnote. This drove me crazy, so I ordered the paperback. I loved this book/diary so, that I ordered it again in hard back. Yes, I loved it!!
Ynap
An interesting account by a very stubborn woman who was determined to be as close to her husband as possible during WWII. I do not endorse or understand her actions (speaking as former military, I would have booted her butt back to England, families have no place in a war zone) but enjoyed her book very much.
Obong
I bought this book after reading it from the library. It wasn't in my library's catalog so they got from another library. Once I read it, I wanted a copy to keep and share. I rarely do this, but it is such a delightful book that I had to own it. It was in great condition and came right on time.
Terr
Brava! This was one enterprising, clever, funny, fabulous woman. I enjoyed very much reading her memoirs of WWII. I have read a lot on WWII. This book complemented nicely my other readings. I recommend it.
Nkeiy
It started out slow, but then I really got into it. What an amazing gal! She was so resourceful and the diaries were so interesting that I've ordered the diaries that followed. Some of her reports and insights hold true today.
Chankane
There are many other books about fighting in the front lines; this is a book about military life and events behind the front lines. The authoress served as a private secretary for various generals in Cairo, Baghdad, Caserta, and elsewhere; she went to meetings and entertained visiting VIPs. She writes about politics, personalities, living conditions, etc. She's a good writer with many interests and an eye for detail; she must have been an interesting woman.
Stonewing
They should make a tv series following this lady across England, north Africa and Europe !!! Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep in her prime!!!!

The diary is such a great history of what it was like during WW2 in those areas!
This diary reveals an extraordinary English woman of nobility, who went to the war front in World War II, following her husband, but herself worked tirelessly to help England win. She was devoted to the cause and to her husband. Her personal stories of life (very social) as an aide to top commanders and the people she met, Including Eisenhower, paint an interesting picture of life behind the front lines. Having Whitaker (the servant to her husband, the Count) in the title is misleading. Whitaker rarely appears.
To War with Whitaker: Wartime Diaries of the Countess of Ranfurly, 1939-45 download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Countess of Ranfurly Ranfurly Hermione
ISBN: 0749324937
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Mandarin (January 1, 1997)