EBOOK FREE Now that April's there ´ Daisy Neumann
Over very worn from all the times she read it A light and sweet story against the backdrop f WWII I enj Now That April s There by Daisy Neumann Wincy fifteen and Angus nine return to Oxford England after five war years in America and both parents and children experience culture shock as they strive to become reacuainted As the flyleaf says This is a book to be cherished to be read ver and ver again with ever new affection Written in 1945 this would likely be considered a YA novel these days Very enjoyable and interesting look at the differences between British and USA upper middle class lifestyles at that period I love finding these lder books that can still captivate and info. Hey that the reader feels their geographic placement is merely a matter f literary accident Professor Turner dreamy Oxford don and his earnest well meaning wife are charming exponents f the should be school Their gra.
My parents had this book published in 1945 n their shelves I have no idea where A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) or when they got it and I first read it when I was twelver fourteen Rereading it now I recognize it as my first introduction to the concept f culture shock though the term hadn t been invented in 1945 and isn t used in the novel Although it s set in Oxford England it was evidently written for an American audience with a glossary f British terms such as rugger and posh Our heroine Wincy short for Winifred but a terrible name is a worthy companion for any contemporary YA lead and spends much less time waffling around with her feelings Recommended I read this book loaned to me by my grandmother The Now that April's there is the story f the Turners f Oxford England But they might just as well be the Turners In the End of Council Bluffs Iowar the Turners f Portland Oregon r f Skowhegan Main So natural and lovable are
Rm readers today Librarians take note don t go weeding stuff just because it s ld and not n some current bestseller list There s gold in them thar stacks I first read this book nearly 60 years ago and loved it then Reading it again now I find that it is not exactly as I remembered It is the story f two British children sent to America to escape danger f WWII in England They have returned to England very much Americanized after the three years they spent there It s a time f adjustment for everyone The author describes the rather abrupt cultural changes that that war forced n people involved the necessary melding f two groups f people who were so similar and yet so different. Dual re education to the as is school by their amazingly mature youngsters Wincy fifteen and Angus nine returned to England after five war years with an American family in Massachusetts maks superb reading for all ages.