Wives and Sweethearts: Love Letters Sent During Wartime Hardcover – 30 Jan 2014
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'The sense of danger, and the years of separation imposed by service abroad, make the heartache of loss and the joy of reunion all the greater. With this book, readers get a rare glimpse into another era and the people who lived through it' Ian Drury, Daily Mail
'A moving new book charts the joy and heartbreak of wartime romances' The Lady
'A gathering of over 50 letters sent by soldiers to their loved ones during the First and Second World Wars. The lovely pictures and heart warming endings balance the tough tales of separation. Woman
'A remarkable collection of 50 letters sent to and from army personnel during both World Wars' --Choice magazine
About the Author
Frances Parton curated the 'Wives and Sweethearts' exhibition on soldiers' love letters at the National Army Museum in 2011. She received her PhD in early medieval history from the University of Cambridge in 2009, and is now an Assistant Curator at the V&A in the Department of Sculpture, Ceramics, Metalwork and Glass.
Alastair Massie read history at Edinburgh University before going on to complete his doctorate at Pembroke College, Oxford. He has worked at the National Army Museum since 1991 and is the author of a number of books on the Crimean War.
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I found myself crying on a number of occasions and while reading the stories hoping and praying that the person served and found true love and happiness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Lovely stories from both world wars. I never knew that service men could be so romantic.Published on 25 April 2014 by judith webb