Growing up in the Emergency

Eleven Houses. By Christopher Fitz-Simon, Penguin, €28.10

6th October, 2007

Eleven Houses. By Christopher Fitz-Simon, Penguin, €28.10

During World War II, families in Britain and Ireland were forced to live apart as fathers, brothers and sons headed off to war.

Grandparents, aunts and distant cousins became foster parents as children were sent out to various family members so their parents could help the war effort.

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