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  • Published: 9 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241557204
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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The Angel of Englemere




The uplifting true story of a London children's home dispatched to rural England during the Blitz, the Lady in Waiting who opened up her home, and the matron who changed their lives forever

In 1940, as Britain braced for war, a group of poor London girls were dispatched to a children's home in Ascot to escape the merciless Luftwaffe bombing. At Englemere Wood they came under the care of the formidable but kindly Matron Doris Bailey - the Angel of Englemere - who cherished each girl as her own.

Through first-hand accounts from the surviving girls, their stories and anecdotes shed light on life at the time - from the emotional upheaval of evacuation to adventures on the royal grounds of their new home - and the work of a woman who helped save a generation.

  • Published: 9 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241557204
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the author

Karen Farrington

Karen Farrington is a writer and former journalist whose published work includes titles on social and military history, together with a range of non-fiction TV companion books.

Her most recent work includes the bestselling series of books from The Repair Shop. She also worked as lead researcher for The Life and Times of Call The Midwife, the companion to series one and two of the BBC series. She lives in Devon.

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