Harry Potter House Eds books of the month likeyoulove
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

Around the Village Green The Heart-Warming Memoir of a World War II Childhood by Dot May Dunn
  

Around the Village Green The Heart-Warming Memoir of a World War II Childhood

Black Star Crime   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £6.99

Sue Baker's view...

From Dot May Dunn, the author of the popular memoirs recalling her years as a nurse and midwife now takes us back to her childhood and her experiences growing up in a small Derbyshire village. Dot grew up with WWII as a backdrop and shows how it encroaches on the village and her family life. American servicemen are stationed nearby, there are evacuees, rationing and savings drives and worst of all there are the telegrammes that start to appear bringing news of death and loss. Watched by the perceptive Dot, the life of the village changes forever.

Like for Like Reading

How the Girl Guides won the War by Janie Hampton

Don't Forget to Write: The True Story of an Evacuee and her Family by Pam Hobbs

Who is Sue Baker

Synopsis

Around the Village Green The Heart-Warming Memoir of a World War II Childhood by Dot May Dunn

It's 1939 and little Dot May Dun is playing with her brothers in the quiet lanes of their Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means very little to Dot but things are starting to change in the village, for good. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. From little lives spring great tales. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss and friendships.

Reviews

Around the Village Green is a heart-warming account of author and miner's daughter Dot May Dunn's childhood in a small village in Derbyshire throughout the Second World War. There are plenty of funny moments... A must-read for anyone who fancies a nostalgic trip down memory lane to those more innocent times. -- Hannah Mears HISTORY OF WAR MAGAZINE


About the Author

Dot May Dunn

Dot May Dunn was born in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner. In 1951 she joined the newly established NHS as a pre-nursing student at Leicester Royal Infirmary, eventually becoming a Research Fellow at St Bartholomew's London and the London Hospital Medical College. She has four nursing qualifications and 50 years on the 'coal face' behind her. She lives in Warwickshire and divides her time between England and France.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Dot May Dunn

More books by Dot May Dunn
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Black Star Crime
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Memoirs
Second World War

ISBN

9781409148098

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools