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Her Cell of Straw

Her Cell of Straw

Alan Paisey


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For some people it was a quiet world in the late 1930s. The families enjoying a well-to-do lifestyle were able to explore their environment and exploit their children's schooling. The parents lived at ease, the memories of past hardships fading with time.
Two teenage girls, one British from such a family and the other Dutch from a less endowed family, maintained their penfriend relationship for five years before they ever met. 

Just after their first meeting the British girl and her family were engulfed by the approaching conflict while her Dutch penfriend and family enjoyed immunity from it. The later inclusion of her own country in war, however, led the Dutch girl to take amazing steps to rectify her self-respect under the overarching contact with her penfriend's family. It had provided a relationship she could never forget. Until the end of hostilities, she waged her own crusade of resistance to enemy forces, rivalling in imagination, courage and determination that compared with her ancestor's achievement in making the Fens of East Anglia usable centuries before. 
For both families wartime turned exploration, hopes and peace into service, as they struggled to navigate and survive in the new, hostile world overtaking them...

ISBN : 978-1-78830-666-9

Published: 29/10/2020

Pages : 387

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Alan Paisey

Born in Swindon, and after military service, Alan Paisey taught in secondary schools in Southwark and Lambeth, London and later Bulmershe College, University of Reading, retiring as Head of Administrative Studies. Her Cell of Straw is his fourth published novel.

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