Customer Review

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the children came home, 22 Mar 2011
By 
This review is from: When the Children Came Home: Stories of Wartime Evacuees (Hardcover)
A book of this nature has been long overdue. The true story of the evacuation of British children during World War Two has been a topic that has really only been investigated fully in the last few years and, although plenty has been said about the going away and staying in the reception areas, little has been said about the children coming home and the impact it had, both on the children themselves, the family they returned to, and indeed the foster family they left behind.
Julie has skillfully woven together an inticrate strand of historical fact, personal accounts and human emotion, to produce an excellent account of life at the time and the effects post-war. Highly recommended.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 24 Apr 2012 21:19:04 BDT
Helen says:
I agree, this aspect of the evacuation has not been dealt with so fully. Readers would find much of interest in Gwen Southgate's book, Coin Street Chronicles, which also deals with the difficulties of returning home. One reviewer on Amazon.com (the American site) wrote: "Gwen's honesty about herself and self-questioning while trying to make sense of experiences and her reactions to them makes it an immensely insightful and at the same time wonderfully humorous read ..". HelenCoin Street Chronicles: Memoirs of an Evacuee from London's Old South Bank
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.5 out of 5 stars (31 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (20)
4 star:
 (9)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
18.99 17.01
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 341,666