A Bundle From Britain

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This volume tells the story of the evacuations of children from wartorn Britain to America during World War II. Alistair Horne was "a bundle from Britain" who found himself in very different circumstances on his arrival in the United States, and on his later return to Britain in the RAF. This is also more than a story of his war - it is a portrait of life pre-war England, of his remarkable mother and her tragic death, of his growing relationship with his father, of his sometimes horrifying education, to life in and the start of a "special relationship" with America. Alistair Horne is the author of a trilogy of the Franco-German conflict, "A Savage War of Peace", which won the Wolfson Literary Award and a two-volume official biography of Harold Macmillan.

About Alistair Horne

Sir Alistair Horne was born in London in 1925, and has spent much of his life abroad, including periods at schools in the United States and Switzerland. He served with the R.C.A.F. in Canada in 1943 and ended his war service with the rank of Captain in the Coldstream Guards attached to MI5 in the Middle East. He then went up to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he read English Literature and played international ice-hockey. " " " " After leaving Cambridge, Alistair Horne concentrated on writing: he spent three years in Germany as correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and speaks fluent French and German. His books include Back into Power; Small Earthquake in Chile; The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 ; and The Seven Ages of Paris. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–62 won both the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize and the Wolfson History Award in 1978, and he is the official biographer of Harold Macmillan. In 1970, he founded a research Fellowship for young historians at St Antony’s College, Oxford. In 1992 he was awarded the CBE; in 1993 he received the French Légion d’Honneur for his work on French history and a Litt.D. from Cambridge University.

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Books by Alistair Horne

A Savage War of Peace
A Savage War of Peace
Small Earthquake in Chile
Small Earthquake in Chile
How Far From Austerlitz?
How Far From Austerlitz?
The Fall of Paris
The Fall of Paris
To Lose a Battle
To Lose a Battle
Macmillan
Macmillan
The Lonely Leader
The Lonely Leader
Seven Ages of Paris
Seven Ages of Paris