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- Description'It was if they came from ather planet' reflected one Suffolk farm worker remembering the arrival of the 'Yanks' in 1944. 'They took the place by storm!' recalled an old lady - with a twinkle in her eye because, more than the place, it was the young women they took. The tall, courteous, big-spending strangers often became the first love and sometimes the love of a life. In Over Here , Jack Rosenthal tells the story of one such romance, particularly significant to him as he would become its offspring. Using letters preserved by his mother, Rosenthal reconstructs the relationship from the day of its beginning in March 1944, to its culmination in marriage in July 1945. With the stories behind linked weddings the narrative ranges from a dramatic escape after the fall of Hong Kong to the nightmares of the Arctic convoys and is supported by lively insights into the histories and social circumstances of the four families involved.
- Author BiographyJack Rosenthal was awarded the PFD Literary Agency Prize in 2002 for his dissertation in Life Writing, which forms the basis of this book. He is also the author of By Jack Rosenthal.
- Author(s)Jack Rosenthal
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication27/08/2009
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine20 mm
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