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My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948

Tag Archives: romance

A letter from Danny

The Guardian this weekend carried a short article about a new book based on 500 letters sent between a young couple who met on a training course in London during … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘If single, drop me a line’: a message in a kilt in WW1

On the BBC News today is an item about another young woman who slipped her name and address inside the garment she was making for a man fighting in a war. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dearest Dimples: letters from a saucy sailor

‘Dearest Norah’: as March runs into April, Jim takes the lead in stepping up the level of intimacy with his sixteen year-old correspondent. He teases her with his suggestion that … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 4 Comments
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