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There Was a Time - Frank White

There Was a Time - Frank White

Title: There Was a Time

Author:  Frank White

ISBN:  9781473650411

Weight:  703 g

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There Was a Time by Frank White

A Lincolnshire village on a glorious summer’s morning in 1940, the countryside as still as a painting.

In the blue sky above, the fate of the whole war will soon rest with the RAF and their desperate effort to win the Battle of Britain.  If they fail, Hitler’s next step will be invasion.

And as the scene comes to life before us over the next six months, this shadow of war will not disappear – the conflict will take husbands and sons away, bring in evacuees from the city and soldiers to defend the coast.  There will be more money from war work, but less to spend it on – legitimately at least.  Everywhere, the feeling of change is in the air.

From the pub to the church, the humblest cottage to the biggest farm, from a struggling single mother to the lady of the manor, the paper boy to a traumatised bomb disposal volunteer, this superb jewel of a novel portrays a community of people and weaves together their stories with passion, betrayal, intrigue and suspense.

There Was a Time is a triumph of the storyteller’s art.

From an author who lived through – and served in – the conflict, a brilliant novel
set in an English village at a turning point of the Second World War.

Peer & Press Reviews

There Was a Time vividly evokes life in a Lincolnshire village in 1940.  Elegantly written and with beautifully-drawn characters, this absorbing story, amusing and poignant by turns, tells of the impact of the last War on a small, close-knit community.

Gervase Phinn, author the Little Village School series

These fabulous, often funny stories have the authentic, freewheeling atmosphere of a time when all bets were off.

Daily Mail

He [Frank White] writes beautifully – poignantly and with humour.

Telegraph & Argus

Bibliographic Info

Title:There Was a Time
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9781473650411
ISBN 10:1473650410
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):223 x 143 x 32mm
Design Credits
Author photos:Author’s collection | Karen Geary
Illustrations:Frank White
Jacket photograph:Lordprice Collection / Alamy

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