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Author Swallow, Betty M., 1915-1969.

Title Dear Helen : wartime letters from a Londoner to her American pen pal / edited by Russell M. Jones and John H. Swanson
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages) : illustrations
Contents The beginning -- The "phony war" -- "France has surrendered and we are all on our ownsomes" -- February 1941-early 1942 -- July 1942-February 1945 -- August 1945-1947 -- May 10, 1949-December 1950 -- Helen Bradley to Betty Swallow, August 18, 1969
Summary "In letters written between 1937 and 1950 to her American pen pal, a working-class Londoner offers accounts of the Blitz and of wartime deprivations and postwar austerity, interweaving descriptions of terror with talk about theater, clothes, and family outings, providing a unique view of daily life during World War II"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Swallow, Betty M., 1915-1969 -- Correspondence
Bradley, Helen, 1890-1979 -- Correspondence
SUBJECT Bradley, Helen, 1890-1979 fast
Swallow, Betty M., 1915-1969 fast
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London
Pen pals -- England -- London -- Correspondence
Young women -- England -- London -- Correspondence
Working class -- England -- London -- Correspondence
Pen pals -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Correspondence
Manners and customs
Pen pals
Working class
Young women
SUBJECT London (England) -- Biography
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Subject England -- London
Missouri -- Kansas City
Genre/Form Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Bradley, Helen, 1890-1979.
Jones, Russell M. (Russell Moseley), 1927-
Swanson, John H., 1938-
LC no. 2008051321
ISBN 9780826271808