A thouroughly good read. Sep 06, Carey Combe rated it liked it. What a change - a cheerful, heart-warming, evocative childhood memoir. Oct 28, Christian rated it really liked it.
The story has previous incarnations as a play, Just Remember Two Things: What critics and bloggers have said: It really is a wonderful book that shows the tenacity and generosity of the human spirit, and I highly recommend it. Book Snob This is a lovely book.
I needed a hanky…. What a lovely book.
Jun 11, Lynsey rated it really liked it. Bit jumbled, would have liked a bit more order to it, but the content itself is fascinating. A very authentic-feeling insight into life for an evacuee. The last 50 pages or so in particular are great, really wanted to know more about some of the people in Frisby's adopted village! A glimpse into another world, good and bad alike.
I found this a fascinating insight into the world of an evacuee. Oct 13, janetandjohn rated it really liked it. Plenty of WW2 evacuation tales around. This is another, but I urge you to find and read this one. I heard the author and playright on the radio and soon acquired the book. Short and easy to read, his evacuation from London to Cornwall with his brother and many other children is all this book is about.
That's enough, because it was a joy to read. I smiled and cried. Sep 03, Dominic Frisby rated it it was amazing. One of the most beautiful books ever written. But then I would think that 'cos my dad wrote it. This is a story close to all of our hearts. The stage version is even better. May 21, Wilde Reads rated it really liked it. A heartwarming weekend read of a childhood lived a long time ago in a different era.
Mar 30, J rated it really liked it. Beautiful story of a lucky war time childhood. It is an appreciation of a lost world, a childhood where scrumping for apples was about the height of bad behaviour likely to be encountered, where visits to railways were still filled with excitement, where children by and large were … children! Many stories have been told by wartime evacuees, some charming, some harrowing.
This is certainly in the former camp, and one cannot escape the overwhelmingly warm reception the author and his older brother received from the elderly couple who took them in, as London boys in a world very far-removed from that to which they were used. The seedier side of wartime life, such as underage pregnancy, and other interesting facets of life in leafy Cornwall, such as the arrival of a large contingent of black American soldiers in the build-up to D-Day, children playing in deserted army camps and the death of a child killed by a passing army truck, all add spice to this otherwise sweet and comforting tale, which I can commend to anyone with an interest in wartime childhood in Cornwall!
Jack and Terry soon become a part of this tiny remote community, where the arrival of black American soldiers isn't met with prejudice so much as sheer amazement. The characters of Auntie Rose, Uncle Jack It is June 13th, This was a wonderful book told from the perspective of a little boy who is sent off to the country with his brother to escape the bombing in London during WWII. No trivia or quizzes yet.
I enjoyed this nostalgic read. It made me smile and cry a few times.
One of my favourite parts is the bit with the elephant. If all remembered and recorded accurately the freedom to roam and risks those children took are breathtaking in comparison to today. All our sad little play parks and purpose built facilities where one of the main aims is for parents to be able to keep a close eye on I enjoyed this nostalgic read. He lives in London. If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter: Featured Books Fear Dirk Kurbjuweit.
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Warm-hearted and moving, Kisses on a Postcard is a vivid and intimate portrait of our wartime history; a compelling and uplifting memoir of growing up in an. Brian MacArthur on a heart-warming account of Terence Frisby's life as an evacuee during the Second World War. When the Second World War got serious, Terence Frisby and his brother Jack were evacuated from the outskirts of London to the tiny east Cornish hamlet of Doublebois.
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