I have been reading many of this same type of book lately: stories or diaries (some fictionalized) of British women during or near WWII. Some are light and tongue-in-cheek, some really address the core issues in an eye-opening way. This one I think combines the best of both worlds. This is a slightly fictionalized diary of an officer's wife. I loved her voice and her world-view. It was funny, but also tender. I look forward to further installments of "Mrs. Tim."