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Mervyn's Lot : An Extraordinary Childhood Memoir - Mervyn Matthews

Mervyn's Lot

An Extraordinary Childhood Memoir

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781854113191
Number Of Pages: 176

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"In this prequel to Mila and Mervusya: A Russian Wedding, Mervyn Matthews describes his remarkable childhood in Wales in the late 1930s, '40s and early '50s. To escape the bombing during the Swansea blitz during World War II, Matthews went to live with his grandmother in the working-class Hafod district. He was evacuated to west Wales to escape further bombing and spent a long period hospitalized. In addition to suffering the discomforts of war and ill health, Matthews was also the focus of his parents' unhappy separation. Set against the backdrop of bombed-out Swansea, the natural beauty of the Gower peninsula, and the austerity of postwar Britain, with a homely cast of friends, teachers, neighbors, and a large family, this is a story by turns comic and poignant, though always true to the life of the times. It is a classic account of a young boy growing up in difficult circumstances."

ISBN: 9781854113191
ISBN-10: 1854113194
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.05 x 14.07  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.25