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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War - Signed Copy

£44.99

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Paperback 2009 Signed by Owen Dudley Edwards. This book is in excellent condition, inscribed 'For Colin Ryder Richardson the Real- Life Hero of this Book which was cheered and inspired in its writing by his wisdom and courage. From its grateful author Owen' Colin Ryder Richardson was among only 13 children to survive the infamous sinking of the passenger ship City of Benares by a German U-boat in September 1940.

What children read in WW2 had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. The author discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over a hundred writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the Second World War broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently.

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Signed by the Author
Author(s):
Dudley Edwards, Owen
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748616500
ISBN-13:
9780748616503
Number of pages:
744
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
British Children's FIction in the Second World War

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Paperback 2009 Signed by Owen Dudley Edwards. This book is in excellent condition, inscribed 'For Colin Ryder Richardson the Real- Life Hero of this Book which was cheered and inspired in its writing by his wisdom and courage. From its grateful author Owen' Colin Ryder Richardson was among only 13 children to survive the infamous sinking of the passenger ship City of Benares by a German U-boat in September 1940.

What children read in WW2 had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. The author discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over a hundred writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the Second World War broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently.

Added value:
Signed by the Author
Author(s):
Dudley Edwards, Owen
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748616500
ISBN-13:
9780748616503
Number of pages:
744
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
British Children's FIction in the Second World War

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