Title: She Wore a Yellow Dress
Author: John R. Cammidge
Release Date: Feb. 16, 2021
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: ebook, Paperback
Price: $6.99, $15.99
John is preoccupied with building a career at Ford of Britain whereas Jean Louise teaches and expects to receive his dedicated attention, spontaneous affection and unquestioning loyalty because of the sacrifices she has made for him. When that does not happen, she seeks help from a fellow teacher.
The challenges of cohabitation, however, extend well beyond their domestic disagreements thanks to the chaotic conditions existing in Britain during the period 1965 to 1975. They struggle to adapt financially and socially, not helped by their opposing political beliefs, and the disruptions brought into their household by government and the behavior of trade unions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
SO FAR THERE ARE THREE NOVELS:
- Unplanned: the original edition was published March 2014, shortly after the author discovered that he was the product of an unwelcome sexual assault during World War II. The fictionalized novel is now republished under the title Unplanned.
- Abandoned in Berlin: is a true story set in Berlin and describes Germany’s attitude towards a Jewish family before, during and after World War II. In June 2016, a second generation survivor visits her maternal ancestors’ former block of apartments in Berlin and wants to know why it was seized by the Nazis and never returned by the West German authorities. She learns that her mother, aged 15, was forcibly placed under the “protection” of a Nazi Guardianship Court in late 1933, and that these circumstances led to the seizure of the property
- She Wore a Yellow Dress: (to be published February 2021). An awkward coming-of-age story of two very different personalities, set in Britain, and inspired by the author’s own upbringing. It includes his difficult childhood and the many unexpected challenges that he, his spouse and the British public faced during the transformational years in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s. Each chapter ends with an illustration and description of a bird species that reflects the theme of bird watching that runs throughout the book, and mirrors the characters’ development at each stage of the story.
Finally, because of the passion for bird watching in She Wore a Yellow Dress, the Author’s Blog has been used to expand on the author’s interest in ornithology.
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