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John Symons - This Life of Grace - 9780856832833 - V9780856832833
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This Life of Grace

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This Life of Grace is a history and a biography. It tells the story of Grace Jarrold, the youngest of eight children, who lived for almost ninety years in the village of Plympton in Devon. It also tells the story of the village over the last century, beginning with the Great War of 1914-1918, school life at that time as revealed in original documents, the building of 'homes fit for heroes' in the 1920s, and the General Strike of 1926. It describes the dwindling of the old 'upstairs-downstairs' life, the approach of the Second World War and the Blitz of ... Read more

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Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd United Kingdom
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About John Symons
John Symons was educated at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London. Fluent in Russian, he has made a study of the life of Lenin, and is currently working on a book about the collapse of the Soviet Union. After Cambridge, he worked in the Treasury and other government departments; since then he has been an executive and life coach ... Read more

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"In his second volume, This Life of Grace, John Symons tells of what happened when his mother met his father, Jack, on leave from the Indian Army, and married him twelve days later. A lady blessed with a considerable memory, wisely allows her son to tell much of it in her own words. From her early days in a small ... Read more

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