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Memories of a Wren

Bellbottoms and Blackouts : Memories of a Wren
by Louisa M Jenkins 

UK price: £7.26     US price: $13.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0-595-33866-6
Published: Dec-2004 

This is a delightfully entertaining account of the author’s three-year period during the Second World War as a wren, when she was enlisted in the W.R.N.S., the much coveted service that had been so difficult to enter. 

Book Description
‘The big day had arrived and after only three weeks’ intensive training Susan passed out and mustered on the parade ground—a fully fledged Wren in the much sought after Communications branch of the service, proudly boasting the Naval flags on the badge on the sleeve of her jacket. There was a gabble of excited noise as the young Wrens, sounding like their feathered namesakes, jostled and pushed each other around the drafting board…’ The author tells it like it was, the trials, the tribulations, and the fun—her detailed and humorous account of her experiences as Wren in World War II is both historically informative and delightfully entertaining.

About the author

Louisa Mowatt Mackenzie of Edinburgh is wife of Tom Jenkins and mother to Glyn and Liewellyn.
Material in New Fiction, Arrival Press, National Library of Poetry,
Maryland , U S A.   Pot-Pourri of Poems launched in St. James complex. Ghost writer of brother's war memoirs launched in Canada
. Her best known published book is The Tree That Grew in St James Square, launched in 2004.

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Also by Louisa Jenkins:

The Tree That Grew in St James Square                                   
by Louisa M Jenkins

UK price: £10.93    US price: $19.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0-595-32537-8
Published: Aug-2004

This is the story, beguiling and often moving, of a young girl brought up in the harsh realities of the 1930's in St. James Square in Edinburgh, Scotland.

   Author with editor, Charles Muller, at her book signing in Edinburgh.