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Initial post: 27 Oct 2009 15:13:43 GMT
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CP James says:
See Terence Frisby's 'Kisses on a Postcard', a touching, and at times very funny account of him and his older brother Jack, aged seven and eleven, as WWII evacuees to the Cornish hamlet of Doublebois. There they lived for three years with `Uncle Jack', a former Welsh miner with good old-Labour views, and his warm-hearted wife `Auntie Rose'. A charming, uplifting book. Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood

Posted on 14 Apr 2011 16:58:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2011 20:41:22 BDT
1923: A Memoir 83p on Kindle
"I would definitely recommend 1923 to anyone looking for an inspiring tale, and one with a great historical backdrop".-The Bookworm Society

It's a personal as well as a social history. Smith has the knack of bringing the times to life in a way that few writers can manage. It's the ability to tell a story, the knowledge of when to move on & not labour a point.
--The Bookbag

1923 is a book that succeeds in two ways with ease, both as a personal memoir of a life lived in a volatile age and as a record of that age for all time. --The Current Reader

"1923" is uplifting and highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review

1923: A Memoir is a protest against social injustice, corruption, war, famine, poverty, and societies blinded by greed. More importantly, it is the story of hope and the notion that anything can be overcome if desired. --The Publishing Guru
Product Description
To say that Harry Smith was born under an unlucky star would be an understatement. Born in England in 1923, Smith chronicles the tragic story of his early life in this first volume of his memoirs. He presents his family's early history-their misfortunes and their experiences of enduring betrayal, inhumane poverty, infidelity, and abandonment.

1923: A Memoir presents the story of a life lyrically described, capturing a time both before and during World War II when personal survival was dependent upon luck and guile. During this time, failure insured either a trip to the workhouse or burial in a common grave. Brutally honest, Smith's story plummets to the depths of tragedy and flies up to the summit of mirth and wonder, portraying real people in an uncompromising, unflinching voice.

1923: A Memoir tells of a time and place when life, full of raw emotion, was never so real.

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 12:42:11 GMT
Harris LBB says:
A tale of post-war South London kids. Three friends have very different ideas about what or who is the ghost they see at one of the many bomb sites that became playgrounds for children in those years. This is an endearing story evoking the atmosphere of a time when childhood was fun and full of freedom. It is told with a wonderful eye for detail, characterisation and a mischievous tongue-in-cheek style, the hallmark of a Battersea kid.
The Battersea Gang
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