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- DescriptionMore than 3.5 million people were evacuated during the Second World War, and not all were relocated to happy homes, but these nostalgic memoirs show one evacuee's recollections of a contented childhood - where people survived through adversity by taking pleasure from the simple things and keeping their strong sense of community spirit.
- Author BiographyPaul Richards was born in Finchley, North London in 1933. During World War Two he was evacuated to Cookham on Thames. The author passed exams that enabled him to attend Windsor County Boys School until he returned to Cricklewood in London after the war with his parents. He then attended Holloway Grammar School and attained matriculation. The author next became an apprentice motor mechanic in Cumberland Garage, Marble Arch. He served as craftsman in R.E.M.E. Malaysia during the emergency. Paul then became the managing director of Luton hat manufacturing company, Richards & Thirkell (Luton) Ltd. for more than thirty years, until his retirement.
- Author(s)Paul Richards
- PublisherAustin Macauley Publishers
- Date of Publication02/03/2015
- GenreAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAustin Macauley Publishers
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine12 mm
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