Kisses on a Postcard A Tale of Wartime Childhood 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 stat

  • Title: Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood
  • Author: Terence Frisby
  • ISBN: 9781408801062
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 pulls them and their fellow evacuees across the country towards their unknown destination, and their new lives

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    1. This is a truly delightful heart warming read. I now feel as if I really knew "Aunty Rose" and " Uncle Jack", Terence Frisby has recreated his childhood self, and the world he found himself living in so beautifully, that the voices of these wonderful people ring out. So often with wartime memoirs we read of hardship, struggle, over whelming tragedy. loss and sorrow, but here we have a story of how two London brothers were welcomed into the home of a welsh couple in a tiny Cornish village, and th [...]

    2. Playwright, actor and director Terence Frisby’s most famous play is There’s a Girl in My Soup, the West End’s longest running comedy. He and older brother Jack, aged seven and eleven respectively, were WWII evacuees, in the Cornish hamlet of Doublebois, where they lived with ‘Uncle Jack’, a former Welsh miner with good old-Labour views, and his warm-hearted wife ‘Auntie Rose’. The brothers remained in Cornwall for three years, and fully entered the rural life there, whose outstandi [...]

    3. Bit jumbled, would have liked a bit more order to it, but the content itself is fascinating. A very authentic-feeling insight into life for an evacuee. The last 50 pages or so in particular are great, really wanted to know more about some of the people in Frisby's adopted village!

    4. A glimpse into another world, good and bad alike. I found this a fascinating insight into the world of an evacuee.

    5. Plenty of WW2 evacuation tales around. This is another, but I urge you to find and read this one. I heard the author and playright on the radio and soon acquired the book. Short and easy to read, his evacuation from London to Cornwall with his brother (and many other children) is all this book is about. That's enough, because it was a joy to read. I smiled and cried. Lovely

    6. One of the most beautiful books ever written. But then I would think that 'cos my dad wrote it. This is a story close to all of our hearts. The stage version is even better.

    7. This is a short and nicely-written account of a schoolboy’s evacuation to Cornwall during World War II, but it is also more than that. It is an appreciation of a lost world, a childhood where scrumping for apples was about the height of bad behaviour likely to be encountered, where visits to railways were still filled with excitement, where children by and large were children!Many stories have been told by wartime evacuees, some charming, some harrowing. This is certainly in the former camp, a [...]

    8. I enjoyed this nostalgic read. It made me smile and cry a few times. One of my favourite parts is the bit with the elephant. Surely something similar happens in Chevalier's Burning Bright, or was it Water for Elephants by S. Gruen? If all remembered and recorded accurately the freedom to roam and risks those children took are breathtaking in comparison to today. All our sad little play parks and purpose built facilities where one of the main aims is for parents to be able to keep a close eye on [...]

    9. This was a very enjoyable book recounting a child's experience being evacuated from London during World War II. I have been fascinated by this time in history ever since I learned that someone I know was sent to the countryside during the war. I can't imagine having left home at age 7, or being a parent who had to send my child away. The book had a lot of fun chapters and I especially liked Auntie Rose and Uncle Jack.

    10. Kisses on a postcard is a wonderful reminisce from the authors time as an evacuee in Cornwall. It's a beautiful story full of innocence and exploration that compares to the fictional Goodnight Mr Tom, one of my favourites.The story has been well written and clearly brought back lots of memories for the author which have remained with him and shaped the direction of his life.Definitely read this. It's a feel good story that will recharge your faith in good people.

    11. I really enjoyed this it was interesting to read a story that reflected some of what my own parents experienced themselves in the war years as they were both evacuated, unfortunately their's was not the good side. I find this particular period of history always fascinating and have read many books about different aspects of World War II but this was the first from a child's point of view and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sad, touching and moments of laughter.

    12. What a lovely story it was read by the author too, so even better. I love the stories about the evacuees (I think that is how you spell it)in the 2nd world war, as Mister Tom is one of my favourite books. The main characters Jack and Terry are lovely boys and Rose and Jack who took them in were just as lovely. There was a couple of times where there was a lump in my throat.

    13. This was a wonderful book told from the perspective of a little boy who is sent off to the country with his brother to escape the bombing in London during WWII. The book details his adventures with other "vackies" and children who reside in Cornwall. He develops a very sweet affection for the couple who fostered he and his brother for three years. This is a quick but very good read.

    14. I recalled many stories my own father told me of his evacuation during the war. He was sent from London to Wales. He did not have the same happy memories as the author does in this story. Interesting read and gives a very personal touch to war time history.

    15. The book vividly conjures up the author's evacuee life with his brother and the affection felt for their hosts for three wartime years. The author admits to inaccuracies faulty memory may have caused but the book feels entirely authentic.

    16. I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to read and hard to put down.I bought it because it was based in Cornwall.

    17. The book is simple sweet with some hidden thoughts and insights. Well , it will surely bring smile on your face.

    18. Lovely happy story of evacuees during the war. Usually these memoirs are doom an gloom, so a pleasure to read one of happy days.

    19. This was the war from the point of view from a child. It is good to have this point of view as something different. It is a cute memoir, and easy to read.

    20. i was expecting great things from this book but it disappointed me :( didn't really get into it at all to be honest, sorry.

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