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Joyce Latham
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Where I Belong: A Forest of Dean Childhood in the 1930s

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Here, in the latest edition of her first book, the late Joyce Latham looks back on her childhood days - the 1930s and the war time years - in a way that will bring memories flooding back for readers of or around her generation. In many ways, hers was a typical Forest upbringing - one in which poverty was softened by the warm and close-knit support of friends and relatives, ...more
ebook, 181 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by History Press (SC) (first published October 1993)
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A lovely book, written in clear, evocative prose, interspersed with the author's poetry.

I was lucky enough to find this on a cousin's bookshelf while staying at his place near the Forest of Dean. It gave a lot more context and history to my surroundings. (Including making me feel better about having a hard time understanding what the local bus driver was saying.)

The book makes a childhood in the Forest of Dean of the 1930s sound both wonderfully idyllic and incredibly hard. Very little money, lo
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