Dearest Jane ...: My Father's Life and Letters

Dearest Jane ...: My Father's Life and Letters

Roger Mortimer


because the eldest daughter of a prolific letter author, Jane Torday obtained hundreds and hundreds of letters from her father through the years. From irreverent recommendation and hilarious family members anecdotes to moments of serious poignancy, Roger Mortimer's missives are a touching and witty portrait of his existence and relationships through the years. Dearest Jane starts with Roger's time as a tender military officer in Egypt, after which as a POW within the moment international battle, the place his experience of humour persevered regardless of the stipulations. Jane accompanies her father's letters together with her personal thoughts and anecdotes, as we meet conventional characters reminiscent of Nidnod, Lupin and Lumpy, and research extra in regards to the nuclear family, buddies and pets who jump from the pages of his letters. this is often an arresting and impressive list, not just of Roger Mortimer's existence but additionally of the historical past of a whole relations among 1960 and 1991. glowing with the dry wit for which Mortimer's letters are well-known, and followed by means of an affectionate own portrait, this e-book will satisfaction either outdated and new readers.

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