This book is a true story from the collection of letters written by toronto canada housewife and mother marie williamson to british mother and professor of medieval history margaret sharp during the years 1940 to 1943 while marie and her husband bob fostered margarets two plus one sons sent to canada as british child evacuees. Its told through letters all written by marie williamson a woman who opened her home to 2 english boys they receive the same loving care and concern she gives her own son and daughter marie writes about the everyday ups and downs of family life so the boys mother an ocean away can follow their growing up. Just a larger family letters of marie williamson from the canadian home front1940 1944 life writing paperback may 4 2011 by mary f williamson editor tom sharp editor 48 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. Maries letters reflect the lives and concerns of a particular family in toronto but they also reveal a portrait of what was then canadas second largest city during wartime although many aspects of daily life went on as before and the children attended school and took part in other activities the family made many sacrifices. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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