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The Women’s Royal Naval Service: a World War Two Memoir (Hardback) By Brenda Birney
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Aged only 24, in 1941 Brenda Heimann, a London secretary, joins up as a Wren. Little does she imagine that she will work in the tunnels under the white cliffs of Dover. Eight months’... More > preparation for D-Day in Inverness culminates in Brenda being driven all along the south coast of England from Portsmouth to Dover delivering the final sealed instructions to commanders taking part in the Invasion of Normandy. Stationed in Caserta, near Naples, Brenda was shown round Venice by one of the real Monuments’ Men. At the end of the War, Brenda takes her first flight – from Naples to Malta for her last posting. The WRNS was the time of her life!< Less
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
A Thread of Navy Blue (eBook) By Ken Westell
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When widowed ex-Wren Elspeth Collins decides to cultivate her favourite fuchsias, she finds that she has opened up a path to her Naval past - but when she has a chance meeting with the man she should... More > have married years ago, events take a dramatic turn.< Less
A Thread Of Navy Blue By Ken Westell
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When widowed ex-Wren Elspeth Collins decides to cultivate her favourite fuchsias, she finds that she has opened up a path to her Naval past - but when she has a chance meeting with the man she should... More > have married years ago, events take a dramatic turn. This charming and heartwarming story of a love reborn in the unlikeliest of circumstances is written by Essex-based author Ken Westell. In the same tradition as his other titles The Root Of All The Trouble, 'Oppin' and Tales Of The Town, this 201-page title is littered with warm humour and unexpected twists.< Less
Katherine Watson: A life of poetry, faith, and love By Carolyn M. King
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A deeply engaging book about a poet, a faithful and sensitive friend, whose magnetic personality enlightened everyone around her and saved many from despair, but at huge hidden cost.... More > Katherine’s own words, extracted from her letters and journals written over 70 years, will appeal to a wide audience of people interested in the traditional genre of literary letters, local history and biography, and in frank, perceptive, occasionally hilarious and always immediate descriptions of life as she lived it, from pre-war high-life in Petersfield (Hampshire, UK) through her war service in the WRNS, to her famous bookshop in Burford, Oxfordshire. It also has an element of mystery, a sort of murder story with no body, a crime without a criminal except the simple, well-meaning interactions of good people being themselves. "A fascinating biography.....a massive and vibrant achievement, and a touching story". John Fuller, Emeritus Professor of Poetry, Magdalen College, Oxford< Less
Katherine Watson: A life of poetry, faith, and love By Carolyn M. King
eBook (PDF): $1.05
A deeply engaging book about a poet, a faithful and sensitive friend, whose magnetic personality enlightened everyone around her and saved many from despair, but at huge hidden cost.... More > Katherine’s own words, extracted from her letters and journals written over 70 years, will appeal to a wide audience of people interested in the traditional genre of literary letters, local history and biography, and in frank, perceptive, occasionally hilarious and always immediate descriptions of life as she lived it, from pre-war high-life in Petersfield (Hampshire, UK) through her war service in the WRNS, to her famous bookshop in Burford, Oxfordshire. It also has an element of mystery, a sort of murder story with no body, a crime without a criminal except the simple, well-meaning interactions of good people being themselves. "A fascinating biography.....a massive and vibrant achievement, and a touching story". John Fuller, Emeritus Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford< Less
The Women’s Royal Naval Service: a World War Two Memoir By Brenda Birney
Paperback: $7.09
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Aged only 24, in 1941 Brenda Heimann, a London secretary, joins up as a Wren. Little does she imagine that she will work in the tunnels under the white cliffs of Dover. Eight months’... More > preparation for D-Day in Inverness culminates in Brenda being driven all along the south coast of England from Portsmouth to Dover delivering the final sealed instructions to commanders taking part in the Invasion of Normandy. Stationed in Caserta, near Naples, Brenda was shown round Venice by one of the real Monuments’ Men. At the end of the War, Brenda takes her first flight – from Naples to Malta for her last posting. The WRNS was the time of her life!< Less
black silk stockings By Marjorie Corbett Lamb
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1939, and the events that followed would change and shape the lives of millions. However, for many, there were positive experiences and memories which would last forever. Black Silk Stockings... More > recounts the story of one 19 year-old girl and her memories of a whole new world, and of places and events which only the upheaval and demands of the Second World War would have made possible. From the days before the war, to joining the WRNS, based in Plymouth, Liverpool and Invergordon, through the Battle of the Atlantic, to posting in Alexandria in Egypt, and travelling through the Greek Islands to liberated Athens and to Jerusalem, Marjorie Corbett Lamb tells the story of her experiences.< Less
black silk stockings By Marjorie Corbett Lamb
eBook (PDF): $5.58
1939, and the events that followed would change and shape the lives of millions. However, for many, there were positive experiences and memories which would last forever. Black Silk Stockings... More > recounts the story of one 19 year-old girl and her memories of a whole new world, and of places and events which only the upheaval and demands of the Second World War would have made possible. From the days before the war, to joining the WRNS, based in Plymouth, Liverpool and Invergordon, through the Battle of the Atlantic, to posting in Alexandria in Egypt, and travelling through the Greek Islands to liberated Athens and to Jerusalem, Marjorie Corbett Lamb tells the story of her experiences.< Less