I Remember... by Shirley Quinn
Quinn's earnest account of childhood is warming to read. Albeit describing her life growing up in rural Staffordshire during the Second World War, she diverts from the typical sense of struggle during this time and instead focuses on the importance of family and relationships, particularly the pertinence of her friendship with the family dog.
Whilst we live in this modern and technology centered world, it's enlightening to take a step back and read about different lifestyles and how important memories can be
When Mother Cried by Brian Othuke Kokoruwe
Brian Kokoruwe's autobiography is an amazing account of his fight for survival in war torn Nigeria in the 1960s. As a boy, he came face to face with death when he witnessed the execution of criminals outside the school gate and the death of his grandmother when fleeing for safety through the jungle. All these experiences impacted heavily on his view of life before he contracted Meningitis and came to London.
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