Amid the Dancing Shadows: A Rural Wartime Childhood

Amid the Dancing Shadows: A Rural Wartime Childhood

By: Ruth Mason (author)Paperback

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A fictional account of a rural childhood in South Oxfordshire, set in the period 1939 to 1947. The war years. The challenges of rural life, social customs and curiosities create a rich background as Maggie grows up. She discovers how to adapt to strict codes of behaviour set by adults at home and at the Iron Room, the meetinghouse of a group of non-conformist Christians.

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As well as teaching in several English primary schools, Ruth Mason home-schooled her own son in Nigeria, illustrated a school primer, and taught unschooled Igala women to read and write. Returning to England, she taught adult literacy at a local borstal and English classes at Reading Prison and Reading Technical College. She obtained her BA at Reading University and taught at the Summer Institute of Linguistics before gaining a PhD and travelling to Kenya, where she taught Linguistics for seven years. In her retirement she attended creative writing classes at Reading University's School of Continuing Education and won a local writing competition a year later. She has had three poems and an article published in Christian magazines.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781848760721
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781848760721
  • ISBN10: 1848760728

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