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Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood (Paperback)
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Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood (Paperback)

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'When you get there', our mum said, 'you find out your new address and you write it on the card. Then you post it at once. Now, the code. Our secret code ...You know how to write a kiss? Well, put one kiss if it's horrible and I'll come straight there and bring you back home. You put two kisses if it's all right. And three kisses if it's really nice. D'you see? Then I'll know' 13 June, 1940. Carefully labelled, and each clutching little brown suitcases, Terry, aged seven, and his elder brother Jack, eleven, stand amid the throng of children which crowds the narrow platform at Welling station awaiting the steam engine which will pull them and their fellow evacuees across the country towards their unknown destination - and their new lives...Warm-hearted and moving, "Kisses on a Postcard" is a vivid and intimate portrait of our wartime history; a compelling and uplifting memoir of growing up in an extraordinary time.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408801062
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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“Kisses on a Postcard”

A heart-warming story about two evacuees in the Second World War, taken from their parents’ home with only a suitcase and gas mask. Jack and Terry write home to their mother in code using kisses about their ‘new life’... More

Paperback edition
20th May 2012
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“Kisses on a Postcard”

Terence Frisby writes with warmth and candour, celebrating the quiet heroes of the war - those who took evacuees in, and the parents who let them go. This is the ideal antidote to the 'misery memoir', as... More

Hardback edition
3rd September 2009
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“Kisses on a Postcard”

Terence Frisby writes honestly and humorously about the three years he and his brother spent with their surrogate parents, Auntie Rose and Uncle Jack. As sons of a suburban railwayman, they were delighted and... More

Hardback edition
13th August 2009
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