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Far from the East End: the moving story of an evacuee's survival and search for home

Far from the East End: the moving story of an evacuee's survival and search for home

Simantel, Iris Jones, author

Born in 1938 under the threat of looming war, Iris spends her early years in Dagenham, playing in the rubble of bombed buildings by day and cowering in a dusty shelter at night. But the hardships of poverty and the dreaded Blitz cannot match the pain she feels at her parents' indifference. When she is evacuated, Iris finds the nurturing home she has always dreamed of with her adopted Welsh parents. But she wonders what will be waiting for her when she returns to London after the war. Will she ever be able to love her philandering father, depressive mother and an angry, bullying brother? Will her family even survive? Or will she have to look further afield for the affection she longs for?

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Large type books.
Large print edition.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Iris Jones Simantel
ISBN: 1444818457, 9781444818451
Intended audience: Adult.
Physical Description: 400 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series: Charnwood
Subject: World War 1939-1945 Evacuation of civilians Great Britain.; Sentimantel, Iris Jones Childhood and youth.