Vintage Roger

Vintage Roger Letters from the POW Years

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Publisher's Synopsis

In 1930, 21-year-old Roger Mortimer was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards, and would spend the next 8 years stationed at Chelsea Barracks. He lived a fairly leisurely existence, with his parents' house in Cadogan Gardens a stone's throw away, and pleasant afternoons were whiled away at the racecourse or a members' club. Things got a little hairy in Palestine in 1938, when Roger, now a captain, found himself amidst the action in the Arab Uprising. While fighting the Germans in 1940, Roger was knocked unconscious by a shell explosion. Upon waking he found that he was now a PoW. Thus began a period of incarceration that would last 5 long years, and which for Roger there seemed no conceivable end in sight. This account tells of Roger's years in the Coldstream Guards and is followed by a collection of letters he wrote to his good friend Peggy Dunne from May 1940 to late 1944.

About the Publisher



Recently acquired by Little, Brown Book Group, Constable publishes a diverse range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles. Notable is Constable?s superb crime list, with MC Beaton at the forefront of the beloved ?cosy crime? genre with her bestselling Hamish McBeth and Agatha Raisin series. Constable also boasts a strong non-fiction section, publishing the likes of HRH Princess Michael of Kent and bestselling parody We?re Going on a Bar Hunt.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472132239
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Constable
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5472092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 170g
Height: 126mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm