Norwich/Education (1997)

Sayle, Brenda

A Child of School Age : Growing up in Norwich 1936-1954

Published: The Larks Press, Dereham, Norfolk

Date: 1997

black titles spine & front; colour photo'. of author rear cover; b/w. map frontis.; illustrated throughout by b/w. photo's. & line drawings; "born in Sprowston, Norwich, a few years before the outbreak of World War II, Brenda Sayle grew up in a secure, loving home. Her first school was Ebenezer House Preparatory School, 'a remnant of the Victorian era' where pupils were well versed in the three Rs. For six years she attended the Notre Dame High School, Norwich, well known for its good academic and high moral standards, before spending a year at Norwich City College prior to a career in nursing. She is happily married and has a son and daughter. This book is a result of her interest in family and local history. 'I believe you have a child of school age who is not attending school' boomed the Education Enforcement Officer. And so began the education of 'Elsie Brenda Sayle'. From the rather quaint little preparatory school at Ebenezer House she passed on to the Notre Dame High School and from there to the City College. In all of these her sharp pen captures the flavour of the times, and outside school she records the bombing of Norwich, the shops she used to visit, the coming of television, the Festival of Britain and the prevailing fashions in hair and dress. Through her powers of memory and observation Brenda Sayle converts her ordinary life-story into a fascinating historical account which will revive memories for many others who lived through the war and post-war years in Norwich.".

Condition
Fine

Binding
Softcover

£10

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