Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781908487254 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only

My Grandad, the Air Raid Warden

Steve Hookins

My Grandad, the Air Raid Warden

Steve Hookins

Distributed for Firestep

With a Foreword by Mark Smith
164 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2014
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9781908487254 Published December 2015 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
My Grandad, the Air Raid Warden tells the story of retired soldier, Reg Burt, who struggles to share his personal history with his grandson, Tom. Though he desperately wants to explain his past to his grandson, the dark memories of his years in the military have traumatized Reg to the point where he is unable to even vocalize them. He instead turns to a journal, pouring onto its pages his memories of the wars in graphic detail. Upon Reg’s death, Tom’s parents give the journal to their son, who is finally able to discover his grandad’s arduous life, the grandmother he never knew, and the brutal wars his grandad survived.
 
Steve Hookins brilliantly weaves this difficult story of family, memory, and wartime during the Blitz with ease. Also featuring a foreward from Mark Smith, curator of the Royal Artillery Museum, My Grandad, the Air Raid Warden, is based on a character Hookins developed over hundreds war education performances at the FirePower Museum.
Contents
Foreword
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine 
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen 
Chapter Nineteen
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