Published by Amberley in 2010, 160 pages. Paperback (N4366)
Brand New Book
This book is a true and moving account of what life was like for a small boy growing up in the quiet market town of Tavistock in Devon before, during and after the Second World War.
Trevor James describes his schooldays, when school life was very different to what it is today, and goes on to share his vivid memories of wartime conditions when the area was occupied by the 29th Division of the American Army during World War 2.
This book is a fascinating insight into everyday life in a world where computers were unheard of and children had to make their own amusements; where Sunday was sacred and devoid of any form of play or entertainment and where austerity and rationing were the norm.
Tavistock and its inhabitants have seen many changes during the past seventy years or so and this book is a valuable record of those changes in the town itself, the education methods of its schools and in the attitudes of its employers.