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  • We Learnt About Hitler at the Mickey Mouse Club

  • A Childhood on the Eve of War
  • By: Enid Elliott Linder
  • Narrated by: Anna Cordell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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We Learnt About Hitler at the Mickey Mouse Club

By: Enid Elliott Linder
Narrated by: Anna Cordell
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Summary

Enid Elliot Linder was the daughter of a butler and a lady’s maid in service in some of England’s grandest country houses.

Evoking the lost world of a childhood ‘below stairs’, Linder’s touching memoir describes how her life changed as Britain headed towards war.

After the family moved to a Marylebone tenement, her father sought work in London restaurants whilst battling personal demons. Meanwhile Linder’s aunt was nanny to a high-ranking member of the British Union of Fascists as they grew in influence.

In a photorealistic and immensely charming narrative reminiscent of Patrick Hamilton, Linder evokes the sights and smells of prewar London - and of lonely Cornwall, to where she was unhappily evacuated - in a way that will appeal to fans of Call the Midwife or Downton Abbey. A unique personal account of a tumultuous time.

©2020 Enid Elliott Linder (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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We leant about Hitler at the Micky Mouse club

I enjoyed this book from start to finish, I would highly recommend it. I will certainly look out for this author, the narrator had just the right tone as well.

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Very Historical

Beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. Going into vast detail of how people lived prior to WW2. Well researched and a wonderful listen. Lovers of Downton Abbey should find this a joy. Following the lives of a working class family. Employed in service. And the threat of looming war.
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A fascinating insight into times gone by

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to and learning about the stories from below the stairs and from a family’s struggles in pre war Britain. Thank you

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