Against the Odds
This candid and vividly written autobiography of an Essex working-class girl in the immediate post-War period, together with its description of her family background, presents a valuable social history of the milieu and private life in which she was nurtured.
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Dad becomes a Hero
a childhood image
off to London
Tuesday 24th February
back to Newport House
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