by John Cammidge


by John Cammidge


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This fictionalised story is set in England during World War II. Frances Mary is 20-years old, single and driving from Leeds to the East Riding of Yorkshire in mid-August 1943, (carefully avoiding Luftwaffe aircraft returning to Germany) to live with her parents and manage the canteen at a nearby airfield under construction. Simultaneously, the civil engineer in charge of the project, who lodges with her parents, is meeting with Bomber Command because of delays in opening the airfield for operational use by the Royal Air Force. Also attending the meeting is his American structural engineer, who will assist with the technical advice.
That evening a shocking event takes place and Frances Mary eventually discovers that she is pregnant. A furore erupts between her and her parents, and the lodger goes missing. Her parents want the baby adopted, but as she listens to Ave Maria during childbirth, she decides to keep her newborn. What follows are the bizarre consequences of that decision which affect both Frances Mary and the father of her child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781662903281
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

The author was born in York, England and has lived in Marin County, California for most of the time since 1979. He is a retired Human Resources executive with two married children and four grandchildren. His life-time interest has been birding, first as an egg-collector and then as a birdwatcher. He was a contributor to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds during the early 1960s and a frequent visitor to Spurn Point Bird Observatory in Yorkshire, England. His career in Human Resources has taught him to understand people, his passion for birdwatching continues to inspire him, and he is a great believer in women's rights and safeguards in the workplace based on his professional experiences. All are apparent in She Wore a Yellow Dress. He has previously published Abandoned in Berlin, a true story of investigation into what happened to a Berlin property seized from a Jewish family during the 1930s. His author website is johnrcammidge.com.
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