History often recounts the lives of the great — Kings and Queens, rulers and those who have done extraordinary things. Yet we know that the life of ordinary people is full of greatness too — daily acts of courage, sacrifice and love.
What was it like living in London for an average working-class family during Edwardian and Georgian times? The author has created a humorous, yet sensitive and realistic account of her forebears' lives, drawing on historical facts, fiction and genuine letters. This is a story of love and family life as Fred and Anna struggle to provide for their growing family.
The second part of this history describes the fate of Fred and Anna's children, separated across continents and yet held together through family love, and Freddy's letters.