My uncle, whose story is told in 'We did what we had to', was 96 in January. He is so pleased with his book and has distributed it to a wide network of friends, including many in Canada where he trained as an RAF navigator in the war. The feedback has been exciting - one reader saying his story should be made into a film! He is going to give some copies to the De Havilland Air Museum where there are many of the original Mosquito planes. They also commissioned a documentary in which my uncle took part, one of five veterans who saw active service in the Mosquito in WW2.
Modestly but entertainingly written. Anyone interested in World War 2 history should read this book. It is accurately described on the publisher's website. A treasure.
by Malcolm Story
Pamela lives in Rutland with partner, Les, and their labradoodle, Sheba. She has 3 adult sons and 2 small grandsons.In her working life she taught English at secondary level, then specialised in dyslexia tuition and became a study adviser at the universities of Lincoln, Leicester and the OU. Now retired, she has discovered how much she enjoys writing. She has published a biography of Shakespeare - 'Befriend the Bard!' - and a book on English language, called 'Winning with Words'. She describes helping her uncle to write 'We did What we had to' as one of the most worthwhile things she has done. His story should be told... lest we forget. She would very much like to help others to tell their stories: so many people are interested in family history and have done a lot of research which could become a book. Find out more about Pamela's books and writing services from her website: