I’ll Take That One: An Evacuee’s Childhood
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A UNIQUE, PERSONAL AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMOIR OF A FAMILY THAT WAS CHANGED FOREVER BY THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Kitty Baxter was born in London in 1930, the daughter of a road sweeper and a cleaner and one of five children. On her ninth birthday, as the shadow of war loomed ever closer, Kitty became one of thousands of children evacuated to the countryside. This would be the first of three times that she was rehoused far from home over the course of the war. Kitty recalls the gruelling years she was cut off from her parents, her experiences living with strangers’ families in environments radically different to working-class London and how she navigated joyful moments and times of struggle and loss.
One of the last generation of women from this era, Kitty’s voice remains as whip-smart as her irrepressible nine-year-old self who triumphed over the adversity of a most unusual childhood.