Posted in Wartime Letters Home from Abroad The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile far from home How did the exiled keep in touch with home Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length

  • Title: Posted in Wartime: Letters Home from Abroad
  • Author: Richard Knott
  • ISBN: 9781473833968
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile, far from home How did the exiled keep in touch with home Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length Posted in Wartime explores the nature of such exile and considers what could be written in diaries and letters, given that letters were censored and diaries were, at best,The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile, far from home How did the exiled keep in touch with home Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length Posted in Wartime explores the nature of such exile and considers what could be written in diaries and letters, given that letters were censored and diaries were, at best, frowned upon At the book s heart are the stories of three very different exiles a Liberty Ship captain a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps and an airman in Iraq and Palestine Set alongside those are the experiences of a number of celebrated wartime exiles whose diaries and letters are both extensive and detailed, and whose stories loosely connect with the journeys of the three main protagonists they include the travel writer Freya Stark, the photographer Cecil Beaton, and the playwright Noel Coward Exhibition of Cecil Beaton photography of the Duchess of Devonshire and her set at Chatsworth, March 2016 to January 2017 The reopening of the British Postal Museum Archive as The Postal Museum in London in 2017 100th anniversary of the Imperial War Museum, London, 2017 75 years since the release of Noel Coward s film about the Navy at war, In Which We Serve 1942 75 years on 15 April since the author s father sailed to the Middle East in Winston Special convoy WS18 100 years in November 2017 since the Balfour Declaration Middle East 70 years since Indian independence.

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    1. Richard Knott says:

      Richard Knott has a degree in History from the University of London He has worked as an actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company , teacher and management consultant His previous books include Black Night for Bomber Command Pen Sword, 2007 and 2014 Flying Boats of the Empire Robert Hale, 2011 and The Sketchbook War and The Trio The History Press, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Previously he has written two books on the teaching of English, a poetry anthology Wordlife, Nelson, 1988 , and a book of cricket quotations Cricket Wit, Wickets and Wisdom, Running Press, 1996 He is presently writing a novel as well as a book on the years between 1936 and 1956 which is otherwise shrouded in secrecy He lives in Clevedon, North Somerset, returning to the west country where he was brought up after living for nearly 25 years in Yorkshire He follows the fortunes of both Bristol Rovers FC a passion and the two west country county cricket sides a mild love affair.Favourite writers when I was learning how to write Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Dickens, Lawrence Durrell, Patrick O Brian.Historians I like to read Max Hastings, Antony Beevor, Robert Caro.Authors I look out for Philip Kerr, Charles McCarry, Allan Massie, Robert Harris, C J Sansom, M J Miranda Carter, Alan Furst, John Le Carre, Aly Monroe, Donna Leon, William Shaw, William Boyd.What I like about writing the way research can absorb you and take you places you did not expect the serpentine process of constructing the telling of a story the craft itself the way words work.The five best books I ve read in the recent past A Question of Loyalties by Allan Massie The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley Marking Time by Elizabeth Jane Howard A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre and The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West.



    2 thoughts on “Posted in Wartime: Letters Home from Abroad

    1. I should declare before I start that I knew the author and his father well at one time, although the father was not an easy man to like and never seemed to like me very much. So I found the parts about the author's father the most interesting parts of the book, with, I suspect, a lot of painful personal memories behind them.The rest was also interesting, giving an idea of how people coped with long separations that most of us have no experience of. The letters of the sailor I particularly enjoye [...]

    2. An achingly poignant account of life for the troops in wartime.In turns the letters were warm, sad, witty etc.There must have been times when times of boredom brought melancholy thoughts of family and home and this book sets out to highlight the situation perfectly.Recommended. I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Pen and Sword via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    3. Achingly beautiful, worth savouring over time. I really enjoyed the photos and letters from time passed.Thanks to Netgalley for the read.

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