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Dal and Rice (Footprints Series) Hardcover – 25 Mar 2009

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (25 Mar 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773534326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773534322
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Davis is an uncontaminated primary witness to a time for which living witnesses are growing scarce. She has a tough and curious intelligence, and writes with charm and with humour." S.K. Johannesen, professor emeritus of history, University of Waterloo, and author of Sister Patsy

About the Author

Wendy M. Davis lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with a houseful of exotic birds, a passion inherited from her father.

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Format: Hardcover
This is a delightful little book of memories of growing up before and during the war as part of an English family in India involved in the administration of the Indian Civil Service. There are many excellent and revealing anecdotes nicely told without fuss or drama both revealing and challenging some of the structures in society in those times.

The focus of this book is of domestic matters - servants, school, holidays, pets and all the usual things that fill domestic life of someone growing up in those times. It is daily life in a time long gone. The book is full of humanity but its style belies some of the matters that must have been of great concern. The references to the war and families with loved ones probably captured by the Japanese must have caused far more angst than comes across. There is humour and tragedy too of course.

It is not a heavy book book demanding on the reader, but it rewards close attention with some fine accounts of the time.
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