A Bundle From Britain

Alistair Horne

09 August 2012
352 pages


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.