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My Dear Bessie

(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD3674
Released: 23 Jul, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781787534919
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A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly in pen, in pencil, on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper. Envelopes covered in postmarks, redirections, censor's stamps. A love affair in letters between two people who barely knew each other, thousands of miles apart, in the middle of a war, with no idea when or whether they would ever see each other again. On September 5th, 1943, Chris Barker, a signalman stationed near Tobruk in North Africa, decided to write to a former work colleague, Bessie Moore, a Morse code interpreter at the Foreign Office back in London. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever.

Imprint: BBC Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 23 Jul, 2018

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Product Number CX4718
Released: 23 Jul, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781787533974

Professional reviews

"Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. “Brought to life perfectly with just enough narration to provide a framework for Chris and Bessie's own voices.” AMAZON REVIEWER"

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