I'll Take That One

An Evacuee's Childhood

Kitty Baxter
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One of the last generation of women from this era, Kitty's voice remains as whip-smart as her irrepressible nine-year-old self who triumphed over the adversity of a most unusual childhood.

Kitty Baxter was born in London in 1930, the daughter of a road sweeper and a cleaner and one of five children. War broke out just as Kitty turned nine and she became one of thousands of children evacuated to the countryside. This would be the first of three times that she was rehoused far from home over the course of the war.

Sometimes treated more like a servant than a small child, Kitty endured gruelling years cut off from her parents rather than a safe haven from war. She recalls her experiences living with strangers' families in environments radically different to working-class London and how she navigated joyful moments and times of struggle and loss.

Author bio:

Kitty Baxter was born in 1930 in Camberwell, London. After the war, Kitty went on to live a happy life in London and ran a café in Mayfair for over 35 years. She is very well known locally in London and regularly volunteers at the Imperial War Museum to share her story.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9780749028398
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Allison & Busby
Pub Date: August 2022
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Biography & True Stories