Children of War

  • by Susan Goodman
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The novelist Susan Goodman, herself a child of the Second World War, wanted to commemorate and celebrate the experiences of a special generation before they were lost to history. When she appealed for stories, she was overwhelmed by the response. This remarkable book is the result, a rich tapestry of the dramatic, amusing, poignant, and everyday during the 20th century's greatest conflict, through a child's eyes. Its compelling first-hand stories reflect not only British life in the towns, suburbs, and countryside, but also the experience of those who arrived as refugees. Matter-of-fact, nostalgic, fresh, funny, tragic, evocative: these voices form a narrative that brings back to life an era that shaped a generation.


What the Critics Say

"A remarkable book on childhood recollections of the Second World War." (Mail on Sunday)


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Customer Reviews

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Social history in the raw

Clearly read accessable and expansive in its' depth, this book is well worth listening to. It explores the social history of the 1930s and contrasts this with the experiences, tragic and funny, of children during the war. Most of the book is a reading of transcripts from the children who were there. The reader adds some variety to these by adding appropriate, (though occasionally unconvincing) regional accents. It makes you realise how lucky you've been. If you have an interest in British social history it is recommended
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- Nigel

An excellent collection of childhood memories

An interesting and at times both humorous and sad read brilliant by the excellent and easy to listen to narrator Anne Dover
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- Vonny Milonny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-12-2006
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books