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- DescriptionWritten on wafer-thin blue paper, folded, creased and faded, the first letter was in places difficult to decipher, but the very first sentence alone spoke to me over a gap of more than one hundred years. My Dear Sister, Weary is the task to me to address ather letter to you, for so hopeless seems the prospect of my receiving any answer. Who was this woman crying out in despair from the other side of the world to her unnamed sister? The accidental discovery of seven old letters in a bureau started Joyce Stevens on a thirty-year search. What had happened to her great-great-aunt Ellen, who emigrated from Portsea to Australia in 1841? Here we see the results of that search.
- Author BiographyJoyce Stevens, nee Suter, was born in Headley in 1914. Educated at the Holme School in Headley and then Eggars Grammar School, Alton, she went on to teach in Alton and Wrecclesham. She met her husband-to-be in Headley-he was a young teacher at the Holme School-but by the time they married in 1942 he had joined the Royal Air Force. Sadly, he was killed eight months later. With altered circumstances, she completed her degree, became Head of the English Department in a local Comprehensive School, and made teaching her life career. She lives in the same house in Headley in which she was born. As the only child of Percy and Nell, this branch of the family name will die out, so she renamed the house Suters in 1971.
- Author(s)Joyce Stevens
- PublisherJohn Owen Smith
- Date of Publication01/11/2001
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationBordon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Owen Smith
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight132 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine6 mm
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