Bread, Jam and a Borrowed Pram

Author: Dot May Dunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409133370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3352


The compelling and heartwarming story of a young nurse's life and work in 1950s England from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author. "Three small children peep out, their eyes watching me from beneath tousled but clean hair. Their clothes seem to have been put on their bodies to cover them rather than to fit them, none wears shoes. Two older girls stand by a table, the only piece of furniture I have seen in the house, apart from a rickety pram, which now stands in the doorway. The crumbling remains of a loaf of bread are being coated with jam, and eager fingers await them..." It's the end of the 1950s and Britain is changing. The war's long shadow is fading and while the country gets ready for the swinging sixties, Dot is embarking on an adventure of her own. After qualifying as a midwife, young Dot has taken a job as a health visitor in the back streets of Birmingham. There, she's not just responsible for the babies brought into this world, but an army of toddlers, tykes and tots who all need a helping hand. For Dot it will be a heartrending journey - trying to help families with next to nothing, sharing the struggles of young mums and discovering how the spirit of the community can overcome the toughest of circumstances.

Christmas Around the Village Green

Author: Dot May Dunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409148130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3641


Dot May Dunn grew up in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner, during the wartime years. In 1951 she joined the NHS as an early recruit and went on to train as a nurse. Dot's books are full of wonderful anecdotal insight into the life that she has experienced, written with warmth, humour and vivid accounts of her surroundings - from deprivation, health problems and poverty, to personal determination, the surprises faced by midwives and the social history of the pre- and post-war years. Dot draws upon her wealth of experience and shares her life with her readers, provoking both laughter and tears along the way. Centred on Christmas during war-time, this book will focus on community spirit and the sense of coming together and suporting each other, which Dunn captures so well.

Around the Village Green

Author: Dot May Dunn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409148106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6781


The heart-warming tale of a wartime childhood. It's 1939 and little Dot May Dun is playing with her brothers in the quiet lanes of their Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means very little to Dot but things are starting to change in the village, for good. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. From little lives spring great tales. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss and friendships. THE VILLAGE will move and entertain in equal measures.

Claude Lightfoot; Or, How the Problem was Solved

Author: Francis James Finn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 245

View: 7159


Claude Lightfoot is a reckless 12-year-old boy who constantly acts first and thinks later. After clashing with some bullies, Claude is obliged to miss his First Communion.

Growing Up in Wartime Southampton: Someone Else's Trousers

Author: James Marsh

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075248012X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4686


This is a story spanning some of the most turbulent decades in recent world history. James Marsh was born during the first year of the Second World War and many of his infant years were spent in air-raid shelters outside his home. Bombs rained down from the German Luftwaffe as they tried to destroy the city of Southampton, which has now been James' home for more than sixty years. The gritty determination, community spirit and, above all, the humour, with which the local community faced the difficulties of war, have stayed with James throughout his life. Moving on to describe the harsh lessons learned in 1940s and '50s schooling and subsequently describing his teenage years in the merchant navy, this book explores how growing up in the post-war years was both a challenge and a lot of fun.

Meditations Of A Sportsman

Author: Richard Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471719456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 9044


Wry humourous reflections on a long life richly lived and enjoyed.

Love Comes to Paradise

Author: Mary Ellis

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736943005

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3712


Love Comes to Paradise is the second book in bestselling author Mary Ellis’s New Beginnings series. It’s about fresh starts...and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for. Nora King believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can’t seem to capture Elam’s Englisch-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries. And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs—a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam’s interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam’s thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?