‘While the Bombs Fell’ by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton

While the Bombs Fell

Growing up in rural Suffolk during World War Two, Elsie and her family live their lives amid the rumble of German bomber planes and the whine of air-raid sirens. But daily life must continue, and the children and their parents make the most of restricted amenities during wartime.

Along with Elsie Hancy Eaton (whose life inspired the book), Robbie Cheadle has produced an interesting and heart-warming tale about a wartime family and the ups and downs of everyday life as they strive to cope with the constant threat of invasion. The stories reflect the highlights and occasional tragedies that face the family during the war years, as well as the many ingenious ways they find to deal with the limitations of rationing and lack of income. The book includes family photographs from the time and lists several authentic World War Two recipes, such as Potato Pastry and Lord Woolton Pie.

A delightful way for children to learn about wartime Britain.

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  29 comments for “‘While the Bombs Fell’ by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton

  1. 24/04/2019 at 8:32 AM

    I bought this on release, but have yet to read it. Great to see Robbie’s book featured here, and I appreciate you following my blog too.
    Best wishes, Pete.


    • 24/04/2019 at 8:14 PM

      Hi Pete, thanks for dropping by – I’m sure you’ll enjoy Robbie’s book and I look forward to your posts. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  2. 09/04/2019 at 1:36 PM

    An excellent review of a wonderful book. I really enjoyed it too.


  3. 08/04/2019 at 1:24 AM

    Excellent review.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 07/04/2019 at 7:53 PM

    Thank you for the review. A really great book to get information about this time from first hand. Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    • 07/04/2019 at 7:56 PM

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Liked by 2 people

    • 08/04/2019 at 5:05 AM

      Hello Michael, thank you for reading and commenting. I hope that you are starting to experience some Spring weather in your part of the world. I would love to see some pictures.


  5. 07/04/2019 at 7:49 PM

    Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    from Colin Garrow

    Liked by 1 person

  6. 07/04/2019 at 7:48 PM

    Congratulations, Robbie!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 07/04/2019 at 7:12 PM

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 07/04/2019 at 2:55 PM

    Lovely review! Congratulations to Robbie! Thank you, Colin. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. 07/04/2019 at 2:36 PM

    A delightful review!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. 07/04/2019 at 1:06 PM

    Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    Thank you, Colin Garrow, for this wonderful review of While the Bombs Fell. We are thrilled you enjoyed it. Do pop over and enjoy Colin’s lovely blog where he shares book reviews and episodes from his The Watson Letters series of books.


  11. 07/04/2019 at 1:03 PM

    Thank you, Colin, for this wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed this book. My mother will be thrilled.


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