The Last Evacuee: Reflections Upon a Changing Window

The Last Evacuee: Reflections Upon a Changing Window

by Lilian White, Stephen White


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The Second World War experiences of Lilian White who was evacuated from London to the countryside. She travelled hundreds of miles from her home to live, for the first time, with a middle-class family. Lilian now found herself in strange surroundings, where the privileged lives of those around her were even more exceptional than she could have ever imagined. The head of the household was nominated to be Lord Mayor; his wife was awarded a medal from King George. Lilian attended the local church for long periods and then returned to a household where the stricter Quaker beliefs held sway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847718303
Publisher: Y Lolfa
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen White ('Stref') is an Edinburgh-based illustrator, writer, and comic book artist. For a number of years he worked for DC Thomson on The Dandy, The Beano The Broons and Oor Wullie. His first graphic novel, MILK+ was published in 2010 and was followed by Raising Amy in 2011. He also illustrated The Tattoo Fox written by Alasdair Hutton.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen White 7

Introduction 9

1 The world I would leave behind 11

2 End of an era 31

3 Off to who knows where? 42

4 Lilian and Doris go a farmin' 64

5 An education 82

6 Country life matters 91

7 Home… for a while 109

8 Now farther than ever before 115

9 My new home, town, family and friends 122

10 Start of the summer holidays 129

11 Fire and water 138

12 My secondary education begins 148

13 Letters, lessons and Nancy too! 156

14 More summer adventures 164

15 Occupations 169

16 More summer holidays 175

17 Another year 181

18 The bicycle journeys 185

19 The passing years 203

20 Changes 209

21 The beginning of the end 220

22 An end and a new beginning 224

23 New life experiences: the young adult and beyond 234

24 Departures, arrivals, new lessons, new moves 246

25 An 'ending' 256

26 Where the spirit takes us An extra chapter, by Stephen White 263

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