Keeping Mum: a wartime childhood

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Atlantic, Feb 1, 2006 - History - 232 pages
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Mum and Dad - Squibs and Bert - were a complete mystery to Brian Thompson, as he grew up in Cambridge and London during the 1940s. His mother danced with the Yanks all night and slept under a fake fur coat all day, and when his father bothered to come home, he resolutely discouraged Brian in everything. Whilst other children were evacuated out of the big cities, Brian found himself travelling into London, and spent much of the war with an eccentric crowd of ribald relations.

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Review: Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood

User Review  - Chris Walker - Goodreads

This is not the book that I thought it would be but it was entertaining nevertheless. The portraits of Brian's cockney paternal grandparents and his uncle's family are the most lovingly drawn. Staying ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookguide - Goodreads

One of the quotations on the back cover of this book says the "this book is evidence of children's capacity not only to survive and thrive, but also to look back and laugh." So I was expecting ... Read full review


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