Skipping to School

Skipping to School : Memoirs of a Liverpool Girlhood, 1937-1948

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Skipping to School is the true story of a childhood spent in Liverpool before, during and after the Second World War. It recalls the fabric of everyday life on the home front and the impact of war on both family life and the local community. At home in Walton, Doris and her friends learned slogans such as `Make Do and Mend', `Dig for Victory' and `Careless Talk Costs Lives'. They collected shell caps from bombs and did swaps for better, shinier ones. They made skipping ropes out of the twisted silk cords of German parachutes. They were excited by the arrival of American soldiers stationed on Aintree Racecourse. And, despite the raids, they laughed and had more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 18mm | 220g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Plates, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752491547
  • 9780752491547
  • 1,737,447

About Doris Calder

Doris Calder attended Arnot Street School in Walton and Queen Mary Grammar School in Liverpool before going on to work in the Liver more