Tag Archives: Port Said

Part Two 11 Marriage and the Scum of the World

Part Two 11  Marriage and the Scum of the World “Never in Egypt… The very way in which the scum of the world gather here is depressing…”   Len to her parents, letter of 12 December, 1948.   2 December, 1948.  Thursday. … Continue reading

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Part Two 10 Almost Home and Noel

Part Two   Chapter 10: Almost Home and Noel   In the nine week gap in this collection of correspondence between Mum and Len, this is the first letter of Mum’s since her last one of 18 April, 1948.  Len is … Continue reading

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Part Two 4: Cholera and Riots

Part Two   4: Cholera and Riots “Listen, honey lamb, there’s something we want you to do for us and that is, please, while this Cholera epidemic is rife send us a wee note everyday, it needn’t be long or … Continue reading

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Part Two 2: Quick Ripening of Intense Feelings

Part Two    2:  Quick Ripening of  Intense Feelings “In the few spare moments when I have time to think of personal things, my thoughts inevitably wander back in your direction. The quick ripening of our intense feelings for one … Continue reading

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