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Child from Home: Memories of a North London Evacuee

Child from Home: Memories of a North London Evacuee

by John Wright
     
 
In 1939, John Wright, a four-year-old boy from a deprived but loving Middlesbrough home, was uprooted from his family and evacuated to a large house in North Yorkshire, requisitioned as a nursery school. His story is not unlike any other during the upheaval of wartime, but in this remarkably lucid and detailed set of recollections, a seventry-three-year-old man tells

Overview

In 1939, John Wright, a four-year-old boy from a deprived but loving Middlesbrough home, was uprooted from his family and evacuated to a large house in North Yorkshire, requisitioned as a nursery school. His story is not unlike any other during the upheaval of wartime, but in this remarkably lucid and detailed set of recollections, a seventry-three-year-old man tells his story of love, loss and life with the delight and fear of a wartime child. His poignant memories of cruelty and hurt are set against a beautiful voyage of discovery as a young boy explores the Yorkshire countryside and comes of age in a unique environment, only to be struck by an unbearable tragedy. A bittersweet tale of innocence and stark realities, Child From Home explores why wartime means so much to our collective memory - and reveals the devastating effect we have on children as we try to protect them from conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752480046
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
713 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

John T Wright was born in a socially deprived area of Middlesbrough in 1935. In 1939 he was evacuated with his little brother George to North Yorkshire. As an adult, he worked in a steelworks, made racing bicycles and served in the RAF for five years, before becoming an analytical technician at ICI Billingham. In 1975 he moved to Royal Leamington Spa with his wife and young family to take up a teaching post.

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