We Learnt About Hitler at the Mickey Mouse Club: A Childhood on the Eve of War
Enid Elliott Linder (Author)
For fans of Call the Midwife, a unique autobiography of a 1930s London childhood. Enid Elliot Linder was the daughter of a butler and a lady's maid in service in some of England's grandest country houses. Evoking the lost world of a childhood 'below stairs', Linder's touching memoir describes how her life changed as Britain headed towards war. After the family moved to a Marylebone tenement, her father sought work in London restaurants whilst battling personal demons. Meanwhile Linder's aunt was nanny to a high-ranking member of the British Union of Fascists as they grew in influence. In a photorealistic and immensely charming narrative reminiscent of Patrick Hamilton, Linder evokes the sights and smells of prewar London - and of lonely Cornwall, to where she was unhappily evacuated - in a way that will appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. A unique personal account of a tumultuous time.
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About the Author
Enid Elliott Linder, who died in 2007, was an artist specialising in silhouette drawings. She left her memoir to her niece Elaine Cox, a lecturer at Oxford Brookes, who promised to assure its publication.
- Contributor: Enid Elliott Linder
- Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781785786099
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198x24mm
- Packaged Weight: 290
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Release Date: 2021-04-08
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Enid Elliott Linder, who died in 2007, was an artist specialising in silhouette drawings. She left her memoir to her niece Elaine Cox, a lecturer at Oxford Brookes, who promised to assure its publication.
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