Mavis's Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2) [NOOK Book]

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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps.‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could ...
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Mavis's Story (Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE!, Book 2)

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Overview

One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps.‘When I got to the camp I felt as if I’d suddenly walked into Utopia – it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze… There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.’With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin’s.When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds.Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! follows the lives of seven of the camps’ key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth.The laughter and tears, the loves and losses, and the fun and friendships that have lasted a lifetime – it's all here.Funny, moving and heartwarming, they are tales of swimming pools and sing-a-longs, Glamorous Grannies and bicycle rides, and of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007557486
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/3/2014
  • Series: Individual stories from WISH YOU WERE HERE! , #2
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 1,115,084
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Neil Hanson is the author of many acclaimed works of narrative history including The Custom of the Sea, The Dreadful Judgement, The Confident Hope of a Miracle and The Unknown Soldier.Lynn Russell is Neil’s writing partner and spouse. They live in Yorkshire with their family.
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    Riverpaw

    "I am a new cat named Riverpaw. I come from the east and I have been traveling all my life. I have decided to kive here and noticed your clan. May I join?" she says wearily. Nudges head against pack.

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    Silverstar to Willowstar

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    Sparrowpaw And Ravenfeather

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    StormingBrook bounded in with a squirrel, dropping it and heading to Willowstar. "I'm so sorry! We couldn't get any connection anywhere!" <p> TimberSplash followed his sister, nuzzling Willowstar.

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