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"In times of war and deprivation ..."

As scenes, and themes, of hunger envelop my current novel-in-progress, this writer’s Guest Post is a glimpse of history – and hunger – from the branches of our own family tree: … 441 more words

On The Heart's Path

Crooked Heart, Lissa Evans

I’ve read World War II evacuee stories before. The fear of the unknown, sullen confusion, awful foster homes, inevitable loss. Children labelled like lunches, dragged from door to door in search of a temporary home. 351 more words

Books

Our blue-eyed boy (and another mystery solved)

It would be churlish to ignore totally the little man on the left. He was the Secretary of State for Air, Howard Kingsley Wood, and his visit to RAF Kidbrooke in 1939 occasioned the arrival of the photographer and hence this record of the event*.   750 more words

Dinas Cross

In the fourth winter since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, many of the displaced residents are still in limbo.

By Alexis Dudden, January 1, 2015

“No, nothing. I have nothing planned for New Year’s. Nothing at all. No one is coming.” A shy, round-faced woman spat these words like darts into the protective mask she wore. 914 more words

Japan

In the fourth winter since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, many of the displaced residents are still in limbo.

By Alexis Dudden, January 1, 2015

“No, nothing. I have nothing planned for New Year’s. Nothing at all. No one is coming.” A shy, round-faced woman spat these words like darts into the protective mask she wore. 914 more words

Japan

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death

Review first published by Film4

Synopsis: The spectral ‘woman in black’ feeds off the loss and trauma of Second World War evacuees in this gothic sequel from director Tom Harper ( 335 more words