Life During Wartime was the third Bernice Summerfield prose anthology published by Big Finish Productions. Throughout its 25 stories it tells the story of the Braxiatel Collection's occupation by the Fifth Axis and leads into the next audio story Death and the Daleks. This was the last Bernice Summerfield anthology to be edited by Benny's creator Paul Cornell.
Bernice and her friends find themselves living under a military government. Bev joins the resistance. Adrian is thrown into a prison camp for aliens. Jason finds a comfortable little niche for himself in the new administration. Bernice's half-human son, Peter, is now under threat every minute of every day.
Bernice finds herself caught in the middle of the occupation, her old friends, and her desperate need to protect her child.
25 brand-new short stories all about Benny and her extended “family”: Jason, her ex-husband and all-round git; Irving Braxiatel, enigmatic owner of The Braxiatel Collection, a planetoid which houses a fantastic art and artefact gallery; Bev Tarrant, art thief and adventerurer; Adrian Wall, the Killoran architect and builder and father of Peter, Benny's son. These are the tales of how they, and the others that surround them, cope under a military occupation. How they face life during wartime...
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