Clare Button runs this popular little library in the Bethnal Green Tube station.
She faces many challenges: she is a widow and her mother and mother-in-law don’t approve of what she’s doing. Her immediate boss is very hard to please. Then there is a whole war going on out there and she feels obliged to help to keep several young people safe in these trying times.
Kate Thompson tells a good story in the account of The Little Wartime Library that really existed though was somewhat different from the one depicted here.