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Book Title: Posted in Wartime: Letters Home from Abroad|
The author of the book: Richard Knott
Edition: Pen & Sword Books
The size of the: 499 KB
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Date of issue: March 19th 2017
ISBN 13: 9781473833968
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The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile, far from home. How did the exiled keep in touch with home? Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length? Posted in Wartime explores the nature of such exile and considers what could be written in diaries and letters, given that letters were censored and diaries were, at best, frowned upon. At the book s heart are the stories of three very different exiles: a Liberty Ship captain; a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps; and an airman in Iraq and Palestine. Set alongside those are the experiences of a number of celebrated wartime exiles whose diaries and letters are both extensive and detailed, and whose stories loosely connect with the journeys of the three main protagonists; they include the travel writer Freya Stark, the photographer Cecil Beaton, and the playwright Noel Coward.
* Exhibition of Cecil Beaton photography (of the Duchess of Devonshire and her set) at Chatsworth, March 2016 to January 2017
.* The reopening of the British Postal Museum & Archive as The Postal Museum in London in 2017
* 100th anniversary of the Imperial War Museum, London, 2017
*75 years since the release of Noel Coward s film about the Navy at war, In Which We Serve (1942)
* 75 years (on 15 April) since the author s father sailed to the Middle East in Winston Special convoy WS18
* 100 years (in November 2017) since the Balfour Declaration (Middle East)
* 70 years since Indian independence."
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Read information about the authorRichard Knott has a degree in History from the University of London. He has worked as an actor (with the Royal Shakespeare Company), teacher and management consultant. His previous books include: Black Night for Bomber Command (Pen & Sword, 2007 and 2014); Flying Boats of the Empire (Robert Hale, 2011); and The Sketchbook War and The Trio (The History Press, 2013, 2014, and 2015). Previously he has written two books on the teaching of English, a poetry anthology (Wordlife, Nelson, 1988), and a book of cricket quotations (Cricket: Wit, Wickets and Wisdom, Running Press, 1996). He is presently writing a novel as well as a book on the years between 1936 and 1956 which is otherwise shrouded in secrecy! He lives in Clevedon, North Somerset, returning to the west country where he was brought up after living for nearly 25 years in Yorkshire. He follows the fortunes of both Bristol Rovers FC (a passion) and the two west country county cricket sides (a mild love affair).
Favourite writers when I was learning how to write: Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Dickens, Lawrence Durrell, Patrick O'Brian.
Historians I like to read: Max Hastings, Antony Beevor, Robert Caro.
Authors I look out for: Philip Kerr, Charles McCarry, Allan Massie, Robert Harris, C J Sansom, M J (Miranda) Carter, Alan Furst, John Le Carre, Aly Monroe, Donna Leon, William Shaw, William Boyd.
What I like about writing: the way research can absorb you and take you places you did not expect; the serpentine process of constructing the telling of a story; the craft itself - the way words work.
The five best books I've read in the recent past: 'A Question of Loyalties' by Allan Massie; 'The Camomile Lawn' by Mary Wesley; 'Marking Time' by Elizabeth Jane Howard; 'A Delicate Truth' by John Le Carre; and 'The Fountain Overflows' by Rebecca West.
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