I’ve gone and written a book!

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My name is Christine Brennan. I’ve lived most of my life in Metfield. My parents worked hard, I had a happy childhood and I’m still married to my childhood sweetheart. I think of myself as ordinary. But I’ve spent the past six years doing something that has changed that. I’ve gone and written a book!

As a child I would listen to the old ‘uns telling their yarns and tales of the war and could see how much it meant to them. The stories became familiar but, as I got older, I realised that some of these people and their memories were disappearing and, if someone didn’t do something about it soon, they’d be lost forever.

When I first started collecting these tales of life in Metfield, I never dreamed that they would end up being published. I kept my notes on scraps of paper and tried to remember to write down anything anyone told me. I kept it all in a drawer until there was so much that I had to decide: Do I do something with this or just throw it all away? My hope of becoming a history teacher wasn’t to be but I’d so enjoyed listening to all these old memories that I wanted other people to share them, too…

 

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  1. I’m looking forward to the launch in November. I think it will mean that you ARE a history teacher Christine. And a published one to boot.

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