Evacuation Stations: Memoir of a Boyhood in Wartime England

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Evacuation Stations is not only an acutely observed recollection of a child evacuee, it is also about a boy's growing into self-awareness during the 1940s, beginning the journey that would take him from his Catholic working-class roots to a history scholarship at Christ's College, Cambridge. The centre of his world is his mother, Dorrie. With evacuation in 1939 her values and the norms of life he has learned came to be set alongside the other adults who enter his life: the country stationmaster; 'Auntie Ethel' who coolly ...

Evacuation Stations: Memoir of a Boyhood in Wartime England 2012, Peter O'Brien, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780957228702

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