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Nursing: England to Burma 1940 - 1945 By margaret morgan
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A true story of ambition, adventure, and fear. Includes an account of our return journey.
LAST BOAT TO ENGLAND Juan-les-Pins : Whitechapel : Paris By Margaret Turner
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The modern summer holiday was born on the Cote d’Azur, in the 1930s, more precisely at Juan les Pins. This is where sunbathing and waterskiing were invented, where beach, sea and sun came... More > together to create the archetypal Mediterranean vacation. To grow up as an English girl – at home in two cultures – in the centre of this beautiful and extraordinary place, at such a dramatic time, made for a fascinating and unusual childhood. Shattered suddenly by evacuation in 1940 – on the last boat to England – to work as a nurse in the London Hospital in Whitechapel during the war. Then a return to France, and the British Embassy in Paris, with all the privations, challenges and opportunities of the post-war years. This autobiography takes us from 1928 to 1950, from the age of six to the age of 28. At times a gentle description of a vanished way of life; at others a chronicle of a rich family life; with some moments of intense drama, and others of lyrical description.< Less
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Circle of Destiny By Gordon Simpson
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In the 1940’s, a wealthy former colonial administrator buys back the estate in the north of England where his family have lived for previous generations. Like many others in the area, this... More > family had been heavily involved in the turbulent times of the 16th Century, when armed men known as the ‘Border Reivers’ were active. Hoping to impress the local gentry, he introduces sweeping changes to how the estate is managed and operated. However, much to his disappointment, all he does is alienate his workforce and earn the contempt of those he sought to impress. He fails to understand the endemic system based on mutual respect which ensured that the estate workers give unquestioning loyalty to their employer who in turn keep a benevolent eye on their welfare. Despite this, he continues to believe that he is right and that his methods will prevail. However, when a young under gardener comes to work on the estate, he problems really begin….< Less
The New Star By Julian Porter
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Lydia Marsden is just another bored, frustrated upper-class wife in 1940s rural England who wishes her husband would make love to her occasionally. And then three visitors call on her husband.... More > Foreigners. One of whom is green and has an unusual number of fingers. And all of whom seem singularly unaccustomed to the rules governing polite society. To the extent that their leader is a woman. And everything changes (if only because the housemaid was mysteriously disintegrated by some kind of ray). Lydia discovers the joys of sapphism. Her friend Clarissa experiments with xenophilia. And rural England will never be the same again. This is a not-so-gentle satire on the English County culture chronicled by Angela Thirkell and the like, asking why should women have to live with a world in which the only options available to them were frustrated wife or servant? Why does it matter what the neighbours think? And what happens if you set a man with a cosh up against a man with a ray gun?< Less
A Time Remembered By Marjorie Major
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Born in 1925, Marjorie Major (nee Pank) grew up in the east coast sea port of Hull. Rather than a life history, these memoires tell stories of particular events, like a Christmas family party, and... More > in so doing capture a true sense of the 1930s and what family life must have been like for many children in England at that time. She also recalls the years of the Second World War when Hull was heavily bombed and her family moved out of the city after several near misses from enemy bombing. These teenage memories give a personal and poignant view of the great world upheaval that was taking place.< Less
NOTES ON A LIFE By Liz Bartlett
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Notes from a life lived in the south of England during the 1940s - 1980s.
NOTES ON A LIFE By Liz Bartlett
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Notes from a life lived in the south of England during the 1940s - 1980s.
Rose’s Tale:: The Strap, the Wooden Compass – The Endless Abuse at School By Gaynor Jones
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This is my mom's story of her abuse at the hands of teachers in England during the 1940s and 1950s. The reason for it? The teachers didn't like how she dressed, looked. She grew up poor.
Greetings, dear ones.... By Donna Vann
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Celebrating the life of Frances Hawkes Reid. Born the night the Titanic sank, Frances left her happy New England home as a young woman to live for a time in Florence, before embarking on an exciting... More > career in fashion. This memoir includes excerpts from her letters as a career girl in New York City and Indianapolis in the Thirties and Forties.< Less

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