I was born in Manchester, England, to (Albert) Arthur and Alice Bond.
My book The Age of Innocence by Joan Riley is a young girl's account of events in her family during and just after the war.
June 2014 was the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings when my Dad's minesweeper, HMS Loyalty was at the forefront of these landings and the story of his experience is part of a very sad episode in my life.
I left high school aged 14 and a half much to my dad's annoyance and had a variety of extra curricular jobs as well as my main work which was for Laurence Scott and Electromotors. In 1960 I started working for Granada Television in a few very interesting depts. finishing as Picture Editor.
Leo and I were married in August 1952) when to our complete astonishment we received a lovely Diamond Anniversary card from Her Majesty The Queen. We hadn't realised that you receive a card on the 60th anniversary and at first thought it was because The Queen was celebrating her Diamond Anniversaries as well.
Have written a sequel to The Age of Innocence' - called 'Moving On (to a photo finish)' which has now been published on Kindle.
One of the stories In 'Moving On' tells how I tried to 'lend a hand on the land' in a German prisoner of war camp in Cornwall.
And I was only the 3rd person in the country to hear about President Kennedy's assassination. I also relate instances of things that happened to us which are more than coincidence and try to discover if there is such a thing as foreseeing the future.