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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very moving and extremely funny. Terrific on London and Londoners, immediately recognisable, and a wonderful and touching account of the beginning and end of first love. The aftermath of an air-raid ... Read full review


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