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The story of a local family stretched to the Far East,
This review is from: Tea, Love and War: Searching for English Roots in Assam (Paperback)
This true and moving story is rooted in Leicester, just before the start of WWII, where an ordinary middleclass family finds itself flung across the world. A brother goes out to India to the tea plantations, and then on to fight in Malaya. A husband joins up to fight and die in Europe. A wife and mother waits at home amidst the Blitz. A fascinating series of snaphots of life in Assam, in the Special Forces, in the British Army, and in England. A moving evocation of the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.