From the Author
Lippy Lime Juice encapsulates all my own memories of wartime and post war London. It is full of characters that display the stoic nature and kindliness of Londoners at that stressful time. The heroine, Katherine Capper, embodies the sadness and confusion experienced by many wartime children but she is also strong, determined and self reliant. The story is positive and has a happy ending. I would like all children everywhere to believe that anything is possible.
About the Author
Irene Sheath was born in the East End of London in 1942. Graduating as a teacher in 1963 she went on to specialise in teaching English as a second language. She migrated to Australia in 1981 and took up a position as a travelling teacher in a Melbourne based New Arrivals Program. For the past 21 years she has worked with primary age migrant and refugee children new to Australia. During this time she has written articles and devised materials for teacher professional development and has co-written and produced a video about ESL teaching strategies for classroom teachers. She likes to spend as much time as she can with her five grandchildren and has written two volumes of poetry dedicated to them. Lippy Lime Juice was penned especially for her granddaughter Olivia who wanted to know what life was like when Nanna was a girl.
"I have had a fortunate life," she says and I would like all children everywhere to believe that anything is possible. Irene Sheath