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This is the diary contains the day by day observations of a 17 year old Anglo-American girl, Margaret MacKellar, who finds herself trapped in Europe as World War II breaks out.

She has been traveling and studying in France, but now she must find a way to reunite with her family.

She is confronted with closed borders, requisitioned trains, uncooperative embassy officials, and many other obstacles.

But she is resourceful, determined and somehow remarkably unfazed by the growing menace. With the help and kindness of family connections she eventually finds her way home.

Her contemporaneous account of the dreadful events as Europe descends into war contrasts vividly with her description of the continuation of normal everyday life.

The daughter of a Scottish diplomat and an American mother, Margaret self-assuredly passes judgment on Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini and all the other major actors and actions in the crisis.

This book will keep you turning the pages as you follow her through France, Belgium, Holland, the Canary Islands and ultimately home to the United States.

The Bozeman Chronicle did a very nice story about the book and the author which you can read at: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/article_f3300d96-268a-11e0-b7e8-001cc4c002e0.html

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