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Entertaining Eric By Maureen Wells

Entertaining Eric by Maureen Wells

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In 1941, as the Second World War raged on, 20-year-old Maureen Bolster began writing to her boyfriend Eric Wells.

Filled with warmth and humour, this charming collection of Maureen's letters describes her life working for the war effort back home.

Entertaining Eric Summary

Entertaining Eric: A Wartime Love Story by Maureen Wells

In 1941, as the Second World War raged on, 20-year-old Maureen Bolster began writing to her boyfriend Eric Wells. He was stationed in the Middle East while Maureen remained on the Home Front. Their letters would be the only communication between the young love-struck couple for four long years.

Filled with warmth and humour, this charming collection of Maureen's letters describes her life working for the war effort back home. Uproarious incidents occur when she encounters lecherous GIs, immoral lodgers and irascible landladies in her work first as a billeting officer; then as a Wren courier, bravely delivering secret documents by trains, boats and planes; and finally as a Wren stoker. But all the while her thoughts are with her sweetheart Eric as he fights for his country in such far away places as Bahrian, Cairo, Mosul and Beirut.

Funny, touching and romantic, Entertaining Eric tells the true story of a love that survived war and separation - against all odds.

Entertaining Eric Reviews

Maureen is a candid, natural humorist: sometimes as good as Monica Dickens in her sharp observation * The Times *
Gloriously unself-conscious, like a diary emphatically not written for publication, Entertaining Eric recreates a world we have lost - of bath salts and lending libraries, red rubber hotties and black market perfume * Sunday Times *
In Entertaining Eric, Maureen comes across as courageous, sensible, humorous, patriotic, often judgemental, one of that breed of women usually referred to as 'the backbone of England' * Telegraph *
A fascinating, funny and touching account of one woman's war * Today *
Gutsy, humorous and a tiny bit snobby, she's a brilliant correspondent and chronicler of the times. * Sainsbury's Magazine *

About Maureen Wells

At the end of June 1944 Squadron Leader Eric Wells returned to England on a posting to the Air Ministry. On 8 July, he and Maureen were married. After the war Eric and Maureen emigrated to Australia and settled in Melbourne. They had a son, three daughters, and three grandchildren.

In 2000, deeply grateful for his interesting and very happy life and 56 years of marriage with Maureen, Eric died, aged 85, after a short illness. He is greatly missed by Maureen, who continues to live in Australia.

Additional information

GOR002258291
9780091912529
0091912520
Entertaining Eric: A Wartime Love Story by Maureen Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2007-05-03
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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