Stories from World War Two hold a huge fascination for the British public, especially the thousands who remember the events first hand. 2009 is the 70th anniversary year of the first evacuations and there will be commemorative events to mark this historical landmark. This edition has an introduction by one-time evacuee and national treasure Michael Caine.
Ben Wicks was born in London's East End in 1926. One of Canada's most celebrated cartoonists, and journalists, he was awarded the Order of Canada in 1986. Committed to helping those in need, Ben believed that every child deserved the right to learn to read and write. In 1995, Ben created the Born to Read series. A collection of six practical literacy guides for families and educators. In 1999 he and his wife, Doreen, established the I.Can Foundation which is dedicated to providing poor children around the world with materials and services to enable them to become literate. Ben Wicks passed away in September 2000.
'This vivid collection of memories recreates the whole traumatic story' New Statesman 'Unique ... Wicks has caught all the pathos and the humour of those traumatic times in a moving book' Yorkshire Evening Post 'An absorbing and frequently touching compilation of personal testimonies' The Listener