Our Uninvited Guests

The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45

Our Uninvited Guests

A remarkable narrative set against the dark days of World War Two, from one of the country’s foremost social historians.

Our Uninvited Guests perfectly captures the period of the Blitz during the Second World War when thousands of families were faced with the heart-wrenching decision to leave all they knew behind, in order to forge a new life where Hitler’s Luftwaffe could not reach them.
Renowned social historian Julie Summers searches out the best voices from the past who convey the many problems these families faced during the early years of the conflict; where they were sent around the British Isles to live in safety; and what problems and social stigmas they overcame when dropped into parts of the country that at any other time would have seemed foreign to them.

Praise for Julie Summers:- 

'A remarkable collection of stories...a rich and moving book...time and again, I found myself so moved by passages in the book that when I tried to read them out to my wife, I had to keep pausing and take deep breaths. As ever, the tales of pure kindness are the most powerful of all' -- Mail on Sunday (When The Children Came Home)
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471152566 | 
  • March 2018
List Price
AU$ 14.99

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