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My dear Bessie : a love story in letters

By: Barker, Chris Moore, Bessie Garfield, Simon(Introduction by) Garfield, Simon(Edited by)

1782115676 / 9781782115670
Paperback
05/02/2015
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United Kingdom
20 cm 371 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Published in Scotland.

AS HEARD ON RADIO 4'Utterly wonderful' NINA STIBBE, author of Love, NinaTwenty hours have gone since I last wrote.

I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it.

Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.

In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends.

One of these was Bessie Moore, a former work colleague.

The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever.

Crossing continents and years, their funny, affectionate and intensely personal letters are a remarkable portrait of a love played out against the backdrop of the Second World War.

Above all, their story is a stirring example of the power of letters to transform ordinary lives.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), BJ Diaries, letters & journals, HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HBWQ Second World War

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