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Always In My Heart Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot has been a teacher and a bookseller, and in a mad moment even tried her hand at the 'good life'. A prolific and much-loved saga writer, Freda’s work is inspired by memories of her Lancashire childhood and her passion for history. For more information about Freda, visit her website: www.fredalightfoot.co.uk--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 1631 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 342 pages
- Publisher : HQ (15 December 2016)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B013L2OCW0
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: 533,795 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In no particular order, one of the main sub-plots is a 21 year old woman and her romance with an Italian Prisoner of War. He's referred to throughout by numerous people, including soldiers and officials, as a prisoner of war. He's treated as one, with the "no fraternisation" rules which mean he's recalled to the camp.
One slight problem, the character isn't a POW. the clue about the whole "POW" thing is in the phrase. Our man isn't a POW. He's a British man with Italian parents and two brothers in the armed forces! So while such a person might have been "interned" in the Isle of Man camps in 1940, as many were, by 1944 they had been released except for those who had Nazi sympathies. So that whole story line was just complete rubbish.
There are very dodgy words used, too. No-one talked about "poor X is very stressed by....." in 1944. People didn't talk about "my father was in the military...." they said "armed forces".
There's also two frankly unbelievably selfish / evil / mean baddies who are just too caricatured for words. And in another anachronism, a diplomat with a wife and several children dumps her and says he is moving his mistress into his flat with her illegitimate child. That would have been social and career suicide for a diplomat in 1945.
Fascinating story following Brenda's life through war and all that happened to her. Heart Wrenching at times - my word what strength she had to cope with all the awful things she went through
Freda must have done a lot of research and how she came up with this story is incredible I am not going to say anymore but really suggest you read it.