Anne de Courcy

A Girl’s Own Story

Sand in My Shoes: Wartime Diaries of a WAAF

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‘All I got were rejection slips from editors, and how could I save up for a world trip on £2.10 shillings a week? Then in September 1939, war was declared. This was my opportunity, I seized it immediately. I joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.’ So begin the wartime diaries of Joan Rice (yes, the mother of Sir Tim, her eldest son, born towards the end of the war, in 1944). 

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