Rosie Clarke on her childhood memories...

Whenever I start to think of Christmas I remember what it was like to be a child after the war. Although very young, I know that presents were not often very much and must have been difficult to find. When my mother found some large composite dolls for my sister and I one year, it was very exciting.  They were dressed in knitted clothes and sat on our beds when we woke up.

Jessie's Promise – Sneak Preview

Hearing the wind howling outside and the patter of rain against the small windowpanes Jessie shivered, trying not to think about what was coming. She’d been warned and now she was just going to have to take what was coming to her. She lifted her head proudly, looking straight at the woman sitting behind the imposing desk, determined to give no sign of the distress she was feeling.

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