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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

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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.

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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.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Dot May Dunn

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Publisher

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

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Memoirs
Second World War

ISBN

9781409148098

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