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A Rhodesian Childhood By Helen McLaren
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Helen McLaren was born in 1924 in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), on a farm called Paradise near the small town of Marandellas, south-east of Salisbury (Harare). This book is a fascinating account... More > of her early childhood growing up in the harsh but beautiful environment of the African bush. Offering an insight into the experience of life at that time, her story also gives a sense of a much-loved country, now long gone. Helen moved to England after the Second World War and settled in the West Country. She married Roland Sandeman and had three children and eight grandchildren. The interests sparked by her childhood experiences never left her: an insatiable energy for new friends and places; a deep love of the natural environment; a passion for the other worlds discovered in books; and an irresistible zest for life.< Less
A Rhodesian Childhood By Helen McLaren
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Helen McLaren was born in 1924 in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), on a farm called Paradise near the small town of Marandellas, south-east of Salisbury (Harare). This book is a fascinating account... More > of her early childhood growing up in the harsh but beautiful environment of the African bush. Offering an insight into the experience of life at that time, her story also gives a sense of a much-loved country, now long gone. Helen moved to England after the Second World War and settled in the West Country. She married Roland Sandeman and had three children and eight grandchildren. The interests sparked by her childhood experiences never left her: an insatiable energy for new friends and places; a deep love of the natural environment; a passion for the other worlds discovered in books; and an irresistible zest for life.< Less
Portrait of a Childhood By Jeanne Louise Taber
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Her name was Dalla E. Beebe TABER Fleming Totten, my Great-grandmother. A Homesteading Wonder Woman of Mission, WA (Cashmere), she shot a man August 10, 1910, was convicted of 1st Degree Murder in a... More > “Wild West” trial, and sentenced to life at hard labor. Before the WA State Supreme Court denied her appeal, she was declared insane and committed. Her Homestead was foreclosed and sold at Courthouse auction. She died in a state asylum on Christmas Day, 1928. No one cared until now. The memoir narrates the story of a child’s life filled with abandonment, neglect, brutality, hard labor, innocent blind faith, ultimate survival, and more than a few successes along the way. It tells about an unfailing trust in God’s love, courage, strength, and unquestioned obedience to authority. It’s about miracles, mysteries, mothers, and finding lost heroines by uncovering dark secrets hidden for a century.< Less
Portrait of a Childhood By Jeanne Louise Taber
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Her name was Dalla E. Beebe TABER Fleming Totten, my Great-grandmother. A Homesteading Wonder Woman of Mission, WA (Cashmere), she shot a man August 10, 1910, was convicted of 1st Degree Murder in a... More > “Wild West” trial, and sentenced to life at hard labor. Before the WA State Supreme Court denied her appeal, she was declared insane and committed. Her Homestead was foreclosed and sold at Courthouse auction. She died in a state asylum on Christmas Day, 1928. No one cared until now. The memoir narrates the story of a child’s life filled with abandonment, neglect, brutality, hard labor, innocent blind faith, ultimate survival, and more than a few successes along the way. It tells about an unfailing trust in God’s love, courage, strength, and unquestioned obedience to authority. It’s about miracles, mysteries, mothers, and finding lost heroines by uncovering dark secrets hidden for a century. .< Less
Memories of Childhood By Martin Nicholson
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Martin Nicholson was born in 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, where his father was working for Shell. He had sailed across the Atlantic twice before he was three years old, the second time just days after the... More > start of the Second World War when the family returned to South America to live near Buenos Aires in Argentina. They returned to England in 1946 to experience the realities of ‘austerity Britain’ of the 1950s. They faced the bitter winter of 1946-1947 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, then moved to Twickenham, south west London, where they made their first real home. Like many middle class English boys of that era he went through the discipline of boarding school, in Swanage on the south coast, and at Oundle School, Peterborough. This book – the first of a projected series of four volumes that will take his memoirs up to retirement from the Diplomatic Service in 1997 – tells the story of a childhood constantly on the move, but always in the bosom of a secure and loving family – his parents and three siblings.< Less
Memories of Childhood By Martin Nicholson
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Martin Nicholson was born in 1937 in Rio de Janeiro, where his father was working for Shell. He had sailed across the Atlantic twice before he was three years old, the second time just days after the... More > start of the Second World War when the family returned to South America to live near Buenos Aires in Argentina. They returned to England in 1946 to experience the realities of ‘austerity Britain’ of the 1950s. They faced the bitter winter of 1946-1947 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, then moved to Twickenham, south west London, where they made their first real home. Like many middle class English boys of that era he went through the discipline of boarding school, in Swanage on the south coast, and at Oundle School, Peterborough. This book – the first of a projected series of four volumes that will take his memoirs up to retirement from the Diplomatic Service in 1997 – tells the story of a childhood constantly on the move, but always in the bosom of a secure and loving family – his parents and three siblings.< Less
Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood By Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC
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Larry Wong has evoked from his research – and from a memory fearless of ghosts and inexplicable incidents – these very moving Chinatown stories of the power of family, whether by blood... More > or through friendship. My friend since childhood – and my writing colleague – has written a narrative gem of a chapbook. Not a word is wasted. Wayson Choy, author This is a totally engaging memoir, filled with childhood memories of life in a Chinese Canadian family whose father came to Vancouver in 1911. But it is more than a personal memoir; it is also a social and cultural history of Vancouver’s Chinatown and its denizens in their homes, shops, restaurants, hotels, schoolrooms and social clubs, told “up close and personal,” by a master storyteller. Larry Wong tickles your funny bone and moves you to tears as he skilfully integrates colourful anecdotes with historical facts in such a way that the reader is at once entertained and educated. Jan Walls, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University< Less
RUPERT BEAR His childhood story By RUPERT BEAR
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The real Rupert Bear was born in a Suffolk village in 1938. This very personal and insightful memoir tells the tale of his post-war upbringing and schooling followed by National Service in action in... More > Cyprus; and his early days studying Law in London and training to be a solicitor.< Less
The Story Of My Childhood As I Remember It By Emma Glasscock
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Biography of Emma Glasscock childhood
Across the Ocean into the Childhood. Nikita's Stories By Farida Samerkhanova
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FARIDA SAMERKHANOVA ACROSS THE OCEAN INTO THE CHILDHOOD. NIKITA'S STORIES. To Nikita Vasiliev, a very good young man, a great friend and a respectable person - from his grandmother Farida, with... More > Love [CODE-ART]< Less