We’ll Meet Again by Hilary Green

  There have been a slew of new releases set during WWII to coincide with the various anniversaries and landmark moments in our 20th century history, and its easy to miss some of the novels released a while ago that are still well worth reading.  I came across...

70th Anniversary of Brief Encounter

This year marks 70 years since Brief Encounter was made in 1945. It was one of my mother’s favourite films, a real weepie, and one which seemed to touch the heart of a nation. Just why, is explored in this lovely documentary on Radio 4 which I listened to...

Past Encounters by Davina Blake

If you were born in the 1950’s as I was, you will no doubt remember wartime stories passed down to you from your parents. My parents were not old enough to fight in the second world war, but their stories of gas masks and rationing, dried egg sandwiches, and...