A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII - a Personal Memoir

A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII - a Personal Memoir

by Geoffrey Iley

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A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters: An Evacuee's Life in WWII - a Personal Memoir by Geoffrey Iley

This funny, fascinating journal follows the development of a boy and his changing attitudes during WW II from its outbreak in September 1939 to victory in the summer of 1945. It is a memoir based on the original letters — around a hundred and ninety in total — written by the author to his parents and carefully preserved over the years. There are also several contemporary photographs. He was an only child and full of his own selfish needs, vanity, hypochondria, prejudices and unquestioning patriotism. The letters carry strong echoes of ‘Just William’ and ‘Adrian Mole’ — 'Health and Safety' was nowhere in sight! There is also a wealth of information about childhood games, hobbies, mock battles, sport, school life and wartime concerns.

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ISBN-13: 9781782795049
Publisher: Chronos Books
Publication date: 09/26/2014
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Iley has been writing since childhood, but his working life was in manufacturing, where he became an executive director in the Motor and Glass industries. Since retiring to live in Towcester, he has published an action novel, 'Navegator', and is working on a sequel.

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