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A Family's War,
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This review is from: Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood (Hardcover)
I loved this story of childhood set during the Second World War. Some of the contents may be new to younger readers who may be unaware of the privations imposed on London citizenry during that period.But the story is told accurately and, maybe more importantly, succinctly. The writing is clear and straightforward. There is an excellent portrayal of the relationship between the two young evacuees and their mother on one hand and with their "uncle and aunt" on the other. Terence Frisby describes a burgeoning interest in the countryside (which I hope was later brought to fruition). He has captured the loneliness of a child away from home and balanced that with the welcome the boys got in Cornwall.I loved the abrupt ending, told unemotionally, as I feel this is how their lives as evacuees finished.