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Born to an affluent family in Dulwich, England in 1895, Jessie Read Fitt chronicles her amazing life’s journey, from a child who never knew her mother—though she had a doting father who took her on adventures, as well as fourteen brothers and sisters—to her harrowing descriptions of escaping to a crowded shelter and hearing the “whistles” of bombs as they were being dropped on the city of London during World War I. She writes of volunteering as a “visitor” for a hospital that cares for wounded soldiers, and one special soldier who refuses to become an amputee, the man who will become her husband. The couple later emigrates from England to Canada, and eventually ends up in America where she becomes a mother and the wife of a factory worker. Told in the later days of her life, Jessie muses on how times have changed in America, recalling the scandal of being escorted off the beach in Connecticut for refusing to wear the required, rented wool stalkings and full-bodied, one-size-fits-all bathing suit. Jessie’s personal accounts are both exciting and touching; it’s a journey that takes the reader through some of the most important historical events of the twentieth century, but ultimately it's her story about a time and place where Everything Fitt’s.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1522704108