Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45 Book

Social historian Julie Summers looks over the period during the Second World War when thousands of families had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave everything they knew and start a new life in a location where Hitler's Luftwaffe could not reach them - and the role Britain's country houses had to play in this.Based on extensive research and interviews, Julie conveys the problems these families faced during the early years of the conflict and examines the locations that they were sent to. She also looks at the problems and social stigmas they had to face and overcome in each different area.This hardback shines a light on a previously untold story from the Second World War. It looks at how people from all walks of life found themselves in these most esteemed surroundings and how the juxtaposition of splendour and opulence was at odds with their temporary residents' needs.Read More

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  • Foyles

    The brilliant new book from one of the countrys foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.

  • 1471152537
  • 9781471152535
  • Julie Summers
  • 8 March 2018
  • Simon & Schuster UK
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 464

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