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Popeye Never Told You : Childhood Memories Of The War
Author: Rodney Hall

ISBN: 9781741967593
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1 May 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9
Description:
In this memoir of his childhood in England during the Second World War, author Rodney Hall uses a little boy's point of view to tell the story of a time that changed the world. A time that not only changed the world, but one that would put into train events that were to shape Rodney's life.

Rodney's father died when he was six months old, before the War began. His mother, finding herself out of work and responsible for three children, takes a job as a clerk in the Ministry of Food. At night she tells stories of 'home', the farm her family once owned at Kangaroo Valley in Australia. For Rodney this fabled place became his hope of escape from the bombing. The imagined Australia of 'home', plus the absence of a father in his life, underlie a charmed world in which three children are free to roam the streets and the surrounding woods while the war rages across Europe.

This is a rare and touching memoir. The voice of the young Rodney, the innocence with which he surveys the world and his impressions of what is going on around him, the wonderful character of his mother, her bravery and stoicism, and the many charming ...

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