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Monday, 22 July 2013

Brilliant review of Jacob's War by top children's author Diana Shaw!

Hi Rob. Really enjoyed 'Jacob's War'. Wish I'd had this book to recommend to my class when I taught the WW2 period to Y6 classes!


Friday, 12 July 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Real life internee gives Jacob's War the thumbs up!

In researching the subject of child internment for Jacob's War I corresponded with and interviewed a number of people who were amongst the hundreds of children interned in 1940 so it was really wonderful to hear what Eva Holmes had to say about the book this morning.

Dear Robert
Thank you so  much for sending me a copy of Jacob's war. I read it with great interest- it evoked so many memories....
I hope my four grandchildren will read it and understand a little  more of their background and the experiences of  my generation.
I do hope it sells well; it would make a good film.

Kind regards,

Yorkshire Times article - Jacob's War - Britains War Secret

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

My interview on Radio York

A huge thanks to Elly Fiorentini at Radio York for interviewing me yesterday for her drive time radio show.

You can listen to this for the next 6 days. I'm on from about the 10 minute point.