The image of St Paul's amid clouds of black smoke immediately became the ultimate symbol of Britain's Blitz defiance. But the reality of this night, in all its unprecedented destruction and indomitable humanity, is almost lost amid myth and counter-myth.Now, in a stunningly vivid and immediate work of historical storytelling, M J Gaskin tells the story of London's desperate hours. And Blitz shows how, across the Atlantic, Americans agonised over the cost of aiding Britain's struggle against the Nazis - and the cost of letting her fall.
M J Gaskin is a journalist, critic, historian and editor. She studied for her History and Politics degree at Queen Mary College in London's East End and has lived in the capital most of her life, except for a few years as Publications Editor of the Royal Shakespeare Company.