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  • Wartime Summer

  • True Stories of Love, Life and Loss on the British Home Front
  • By: Caroline Taggart
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Military
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Summary

We take summer holidays for granted but back in the 1940s, war had gripped Britain. Bombs fell, beaches were closed off and petrol was rationed by the forbidding question, 'Is your journey really necessary?' 

But the summer days seemed to go on forever – and British families were determined to make the best of their paralysed country. For evacuated children, this meant freedom that is unimaginable today: discovering wildlife, foraging from orchards and hedgerows and swimming in the streams. Elsewhere, country estates were requisitioned for the war efforts. 

Caroline Taggart shows us how Britons succeeded in keeping spirits up with this entertaining collection of first-hand reminiscences from people who lived through those six long years.

©2019 Caroline Taggart (P)2020 Soundings

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A really enjoyable listen and well narrated. More of the same please and make it soon.

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Fantastic!

Absolutely brilliant! I’ve lived all of this book. Penelope Freeman really did bring each and every person to life. Hoping you use her again for your next book Caroline.