When history books cover war, they write of the battles, the troops, the attacks and the outcomes. But for the older generation who grew up in wartime, the most vivid memories they have are of how extraordinary their ordinary lives became. Where they lived and sheltered, what they ate, what they heard on the wireless or saw around them - all these details provide a rich record for young readers of today. A Wartime Scrapbook brings together historical facts, rare pictures and very specific memories. Together, they tell the fascinating story of family life in Wales during the Second World War.
Chris S. Stephens has been a successful headteacher in West Wales, an English lecturer at Trinity College, Carmarthen, and more recently an advisory teacher for literacy in Pembrokeshire. He is current Officer for English in Wales at the WJEC (Welsh Joint Education Council) and working as a freelanc children's writer and literacy advisor.