Arise The Dead II

By (author): Elizabeth Langridge

This story–part memoir, part historical fiction–spans a period of one hundred years, from 1914 to 2014, with the main emphasis being on the years of the two World Wars. It concentrates on the lives of real people–the author’s parents, the author, a young pilot from New Jersey in WW1, and others–as well as some fictional characters, who all lived through one or both of the wars and were profoundly affected personally by them. Arise the Dead II focuses on World War Two where the home of the author’s parents was bombed in late 1940 during the ‘blitz’ on London.

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Elizabeth Langridge

Elizabeth Langridge was born in 1938 in the south of England. Her earliest memories are of the Second World War. In 1966 she married a Canadian who was in London working for two years. That year they came to Toronto to live. They have three children.


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When as a child I looked at war memorialsd that dotted the English countryside, the villages, the towns, dedicated to “our glorious dead,” I used to think: “They are not glorious, they are just dead.” Some bore my family name. They would have wanted a peraceful life, to father children and watch them grow. I am the child of one who got away. This story reminds the reader not to remain silent in the face of injustice or any other happening that causes outrage; in a free society you have the right to express yourself, not to be censored. Be aware of how you can be silenced.–The Author

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This story–part memoir, part historical fiction–spans a period of one hundred years, from 1914 to 2014, with the main emphasis being on the years of the two World Wars. It concentrates on the lives of real people–the author’s parents, the author, a young pilot from New Jersey in WW1, and others–as well as some fictional characters, who all lived through one or both of the wars and were profoundly affected personally by them. Arise the Dead II focuses on World War Two where the home of the author’s parents was bombed in late 1940 during the ‘blitz’ on London.

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Dimensions:

275 Pages
8.9in * 5.9in * 0.9in
420gr

Published:

March 01, 2018

City of Publication:

Hamilton

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781771832847

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Historical / General

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Language:

eng

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