The Village

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It's 1939, and little Dot May Dun is playing with her brothers in the quiet lanes of their Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means very little to Dot, but things are starting to change in the village, for good. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. From little lives spring great tales. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss, and friendships. The Village will move and entertain in equal measures.


Dot May Dunn is the author of Bread, Jam and Borrowed Pram and Twelve Babies on a Bike. She has four nursing qualifications and 50 years on the "coal face" behind her.