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An Evacuee's Story A North Yorkshire Family in Wartime

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A poignantly written and graphically described story of the pleasure and pain endured as an evacuee during World War Two. Like so many of his young friends and relatives, John Wright was required to leave the love and care of his parents in Middlesbrough at a very young age to escape the attention of the Luftwaffe and to be evacuated into the hands of a crowded and unloving home in Haxby, a quaint village north of the great city of York. The book eloquently describes his voyage of childhood discovery in the beautiful countryside coupled with the cruel attentions of a foster mother whose motivation was not to lavish love and support to her unfortunate foster children, but to hurt and belittle them. It is a bittersweet story of innocent interludes and mean realities for an evacuee child set amidst the horrors and melancholy of that devastating conflict.
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  • By Old Goat
    Aug 5, 2009
    "A captivating and wonderfully entertaning read" A well written and descriptive book that gives the reader a true sense of actually having been there. It is a wonderful social commentary of the time and you always want to keep reading to find out what comes next. The official review sums this book up perfectly and is as follows: John Wright’s poignantly written and graphically described story of the pleasure and pain he endured as an evacuee in a small, picturesque Yorkshire village during World War Two deserves the full attention not only of his 1930s contemporaries but also of the younger generation whose parents and grandparents lived through those years of strict rationing and unremitting deprivation. He was, like so many of his young friends and relatives, required to leave the love and care of his parents in Middlesbrough at a very young age to escape the attention of the Luftwaffe and to be evacuated into the hands of a crowded and unloving home in Haxby, a quaint... More > village north of the great city of York. The book eloquently describes his voyage of childhood discovery in the beautiful countryside coupled with the cruel attentions of a foster mother whose motivation was not to lavish love and support to her unfortunate foster children, but to hurt and belittle them. It is a bittersweet story of innocent interludes and mean realities for an evacuee child set amidst the horrors and melancholy of that devastating conflict. Clive Scoular, MSSc Historian and Author What more can one add?< Less
  • By Colin Beet
    Jan 11, 2009
    ""An Evacuee's Story" by John T Wright" This is a book to savour. It graphically describes the experiences of a young boy, taken from the security of his home and sent to live amongst strangers during WWII. Each page is filled with nostalgia and gives an insight into what it was like to live through those difficuilt times. Memories abound. The vivid descriptions will appeal to social and local historian alike. Thoroughly recommended. Worthy of a six star rating. CLB
  • By Beryl Howson
    Dec 2, 2008
    "An Evacuee"s Story John T Wright" This well written book brought back many memories for me and would recommend it to anyone who remembers world war 2 Beryl H
  • By chris sowa
    Mar 1, 2008
    "An Evacuees Story............." What an excellent book this is!! So well written and researched and of particular interest locally to those interested in wartime history of the North Yorkshire and Middlesbrough area. A book not to be closed until read and well worth the maximum star rating. Chris S
  • By w.bell
    Jan 22, 2008
    "AN EVACUEE'S STORY" A very enjoyable read - brought back lots of memories of what happened during the war. Children were separated from their parents and as in this case were never to see them again. A lot of time and effort has been put into this and good and bad memories for the Author. Diffuclt to put down once you start to read the book. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Product Details

Publisher
John Thomas WRIGHT
Published
November 12, 2011
Language
English
Pages
462
File Format
PDF
File Size
17.78 MB

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