There was a good roll up for our July meeting and those members who did attend were rewarded with an interesting and entertaining talk by the very charming Ann Howard. Many of us have read her books which are usually centred around the Hawkesbury River, however her talk was in effect a preview of her new book. Ann was inspired to write this book after a conversation with a man who had been sent from the city to country relatives to spare him from bombing or invasion by the Japanese. As she has talked since to more and more folk she found many interesting aspects of the lives of children which were unique to that period. These stories she will incorporate into her book. Many of us in our group are old enough to remember the difference ‘The War’ made to the pattern of our lives which made the story she told specially interesting.
Ann said she would be pleased to receive reminiscences from those of us old enough to have a story to tell that can be incorporated into her writing. You can send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure we are all looking forward to reading the result of her research.