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Duncan Barrett

Biography

Duncan Barrett

Duncan Barrett is a writer and editor, specialising in biography and memoir. He grew up in London and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2010 he edited the First World War memoirs of pacifist saboteur Ronald Skirth, published as THE RELUCTANT TOMMY. He is co-author, with Nuala Calvi, of THE SUGAR GIRLS, which was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller for eight weeks and ranked second in the history bestsellers of 2012. This was followed in 2013 by GI BRIDES, which also went straight into the non-fiction paperback charts. His new book MEN OF LETTERS: The Post Office Heroes Who Fought the Great War is published in August 2014.

Duncan Barrett

Books by Duncan Barrett

by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi - Fiction, Historical , Historical Fiction, History, Love , Love & Marriage, Love & Romance, Love and Marriage, World History, World War II Fiction

The “friendly invasion” of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. The G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy. But for girls like Sylvia, Margaret, Gwendolyn and even the skeptical Rae, American soldiers offered an escape route from Blitz-ravaged Britain, an opportunity for a new life in affluent, modern America.