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Why I Don't Take Milk in My Tea: Stories of My Young Life Growing up in Fleetwood, a Small Fishing Town. with a Splash of Family History and Some Ance (Paperback)
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This book is about revisiting the past and awakening memories that have been trapped in your heart for years. It takes a journey of discovery using the genealogy research of this family to discover history has a way of repeating itself over and over. It is an honest account of being raised in a large family where money was scarce but life was fun and one cannot miss the love for the town of Fleetwood. There are glimpses of what it was like to live in the town throughout the 1950's giving small snippets of history to give background and interest for those who want to delve further. At the end of the book there are stories about ancestors and their link to Fleetwood and some of their stories are heart wrenching to say the least. Above all the book is a personal account of facing up to memories and circumstances that can't be changed and at times these are raw.
About the Author
Jennifer Rowe emigrated to New Zealand in 1969 with her young family but has never forgotten the town she was brought up in. She has written a book about her young life growing up in a small fishing town in Fleetwood and the relationship between her family members. Her story is linked to the research she has done on her family tree which has served as a mediator to self-discovery and introspection about those younger years. The book is both funny and sad but displays an uncanny way in which history can repeat itself in tragic ways. Jennifer has now retired and lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband Dave.