'Aynhoe Village Life, The Way it Was- Then - Before and Beyond' is a social commentry on village life in a small Northants village. This book covers the background history of the village, villagers, with stories from family members, local characters, and herself. Then; is from 1940 to 1948, the war years, and afterwards as seen through the eyes of a child. Before; is from 1880 to 1940 with many humerous village stories. Beyond; is from 1949 to 1956 with a heartbreaking move to Oxford, and the many visits back to Aynhoe. While living in Oxford, the author and her siblings had the unique experience of being an unofficial part of a rehab hospital for the war headinjured. These men were their playmates and partners in all manners of fun.
This is the first of at least three books. The others will cover nursing at the Horton Hospital in Banbury, when care to the local people really mattered. The last, about life and nursing in America from 1965, until 2005 when the author returned to her... More > homeland.< Less
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