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A SURFEIT OF AUNTS By Daphne Coyne
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This book concerns life in the twenty-five years before and during the second world war. Born in 1922, my first ten years were very happy years. Things changed with the sudden death of my father.... More > Because he was a vicar, the family had to leave the vicarage in six weeks with no home to go to and very little money. To help my mother, her three widowed sisters (the aunts) came on the scene. The only security, away from this merry-go-round of our family life, was in boarding school and then the services. My brother in the Army and I in the WRNS. I was a plotter and worked in operations rooms at several naval bases. The last one was shortly before the invasion began. I was sent to Fort Southwick, near Portsmouth. I worked here, in the underground, steel lined, plotting room of ‘combined headquarters’ as ‘Operation Overlord’ unfolded in miniature on the plotting table in front of me. When the invasion was safely under way, I was posted to ‘tactical anti-submarine training’ in Scotland.< Less
Tides Of Torment By JC Niencle
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Based on a true story . . . This affair took place during the turn of the 20th century against a backdrop of a high class Washington society, affluent Irish-Catholic immigrants living the good life.... More > A young woman by the name of Mary would attend seminary school and with her charity conscious parents would fellowship with seminarians and other clergy . . . . ultimately culminating in young, unmarried Mary’s pregnancy. In disgrace, young Mary was told by her parents to leave town, which she did, and later gave birth to a baby boy on April 19th, 1903. An affair between a young woman of high social status in the Washington, DC aristocracy and a priest became a secret to be held for many years. This would affect each generation thereafter by that kept secret and tell in gripping detail how much the love, lies, and torment played a part.< Less