Echoes from a War
Letters Edited By Graham Watson
Book Guild Ltd.
228 Pages, Illustrated, 5 1/2" x 8 3/4"
OUT OF PRINT
This book is a collection of letters sent by a remarkable brother and sister.
Graham Watson and his older sister Diana coped with wartime separation by exchanging
more than two hundred letters full of news, thoughtful rumination, humor and
affection. With Diana in London and Graham on the move with the Army, letters
were the only means of communication, and were longed for and cherished with
an enthusiasm it is now almost impossible to truly comprehend. Graham and Diana
numbered their letters, so that they would know if any failed to arrive, and
amazingly the correspondence survived intact. For over fifty years the letters
were packed away in a drawer, until Graham decided to retrieve them and edit
them for this volume. They paint a vivid and touching picture of life in Britain
and in the army during the Second World War. Diana often rivals Joyce Grenfell
in her sharp wit and keen eye for an eccentricity, and Graham debunks many of
the myths of army life in his literate and thoughtful responses. This book will
delight social historians as much as anyone with memories of a time that was
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