The Resource Secrets, spies & spotted dogs, Jane Eales

Secrets, spies & spotted dogs, Jane Eales

Label
Secrets, spies & spotted dogs
Title
Secrets, spies & spotted dogs
Statement of responsibility
Jane Eales
Title variation
Secrets, spies and spotted dogs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A simple need for her birth certificate leads Jane, aged 19, to a devastating secret: she is adopted. Stunned, Jane is sworn to secrecy and forbidden to search for her biological family - a promise she honours until her adoptive parents die. A heart-wrenching family crisis and a longing to know her origins leads Jane into a life-changing quest to research her roots in Rhodesia, Johannesburg, London, Berlin and Sydney. Born in London in 1947 and adopted by a German Jewish family she starts her search by retracing her childhood and the lives of her adoptive parents before and during WWII. Then, later, after meeting with her birth family in London, she learns her mother, Phyllis, was an elegant, well-educated exuberant woman, and yet she abandoned her firstborn son at 8 weeks. Why? As snippets of Phyllis's extraordinary wartime career emerge, Jane discovers Phyllis volunteered for the British Army, and was a member of FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry), one of the units used to recruit women for espionage. She lived in Ashby Castle near Bletchley Park while driving a 27 Humber in the Women's Transport Service. In September 1944, Phyllis was sent by the Dutch to Arnhem to spy on the Germans. How could this possibly be true? At times reminiscent of Honeysuckle Weeks's role in Foyle's War, the much loved British TV serial, this true story interweaves the raw emotion of adoptee discovery, the heart-pounding threads of WWII espionage and a poignant search for truth and identity
Awards note
"Winner in the autobiography/biography category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (New York)"--Back cover.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eales, Jane
Dewey number
306.874
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eales, Jane
  • Adoption
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Adopted children
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Arnhem, Battle of, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1944
  • Spies
Target audience
adult
Label
Secrets, spies & spotted dogs, Jane Eales
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2014"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 286-288, page [292])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780992527648
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • illustrations
  • map, portraits, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Secrets, spies & spotted dogs, Jane Eales
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2014"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 286-288, page [292])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780992527648
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
  • illustrations
  • map, portraits, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
regular print

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