My Dear Bessie

My Dear Bessie Paperback

AUTHOR: Chris Barker and Bessie Moore
PUBLISHED: 5th February 2015
ISBN: 9781782115670

Regular Price: £8.99

Special Price: £7.19


'Utterly wonderful' NINA STIBBE, author of Love, Nina

Twenty hours have gone since I last wrote. I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it. Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.

In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends. One of these was Bessie Moore, a former work colleague. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. Crossing continents and years, their funny, affectionate and intensely personal letters are a remarkable portrait of a love played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. Above all, their story is a stirring example of the power of letters to transform ordinary lives.
'Utterly wonderful', NINA STIBBE, author of LOVE, NINA
'The modern reader is swept along in a gushing sea of yearning, lust, fear, regret and relentlessly candid emotion, and is constantly reminded of the enduring power of letters to transform ordinary lives', Daily Telegraph
'An immensely affecting set of letters', Financial Times
'A record - spontaneous, immediate and unassuming - of the implacable triumph of love', John Carey, Sunday Times
'These letters are magnificent', Daily Mail

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