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Julie Summers
Julie Summers was born near Liverpool and grew up first on the Wirral and then in Cheshire. Although the greater part of her childhood was spent outside pursuing any number of outdoor activities, she always wanted to be a writer.She is passionate about writing and unembarrassed to be so. She... show more

Julie Summers was born near Liverpool and grew up first on the Wirral and then in Cheshire. Although the greater part of her childhood was spent outside pursuing any number of outdoor activities, she always wanted to be a writer.She is passionate about writing and unembarrassed to be so. She loves researching her books, especially when they involve meeting people and finding out about their lives. She has a little study in the attic of her house with one of the best views in Oxford - the dreaming spires seen from Iffley. She describes herself as a biographer and historian but the most important thing for heris to be a story teller.www.juliesummers.co.uk
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Birth date: January 01, 1960
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
Funnily enough, I read this book last even though it was the first one that Summers wrote on the subject. Stranger in the House focuses on the men returning from the war and the effects that the war and separation from hearth and home had on themselves and the women in their lives. In the early 20th...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
By the time I got to this book I was starting to get a bit fatigued with the topic of WWII but once I got truly stuck into this book and discovered just how much I didn't know on the topic...I was hooked. Children were evacuated to the countryside during WWII (this much I knew before) but I learned ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
While I enjoyed reading all of Summers' books, Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War was my favorite of the lot. This volume was specifically about the role that the Women's Institute (WI) performed on both the national and county levels. These women played hosts to ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 2 years ago
This book explores the history and uses of the country estates that were requisitioned by the British government for use during World War II. These uses ranged from training facilities for spies, invalid homes for injured servicemen, hospitals for pregnant women, and boarding facilities for children...
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KOMET rated it 4 years ago
"STRANGER IN THE HOUSE: Women's Stories of Men Returning from the Second World War" is made up of multi-layered stories spanning generations of the adjustments women in Britain had to make upon the return of their husbands or sweethearts from war. Many of these men had served in the military in pl...
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