A Kentish Girl’s Life Journey Told in ‘Water Under The Bridge’

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An interesting memoir to be featured at this year’s London Book Fair

Pamela Jean Heyman is a Kentish girl who grew up in the period before, during, and after World War II and migrated to Nigeria in search of interest and excitement. In the first part of her memoir titled Water Under The Bridge, the author reveals her life, adventures and experiences during the early years of her life.

Covering the periods from her birth in 1931 to the eve of her departure for Africa in 1956, Water Under The Bridge provides readers a glimpse into the author’s life journey. Mostly set in and around Throwley, Ashford and Maidstone in the 1930s and 40s, it recounts Jean’s birth on the farm, the story of her parents, her life with her grandparents and aunt, and so much more. But by the end of the 1930s, her grandparents had to give up the farm due to ill health, leaving her and her brother with no option but to live with their mother and her new husband, and their half-sister. This period coincides with the outbreak of war and the beginning of its privations.

Serving as an evocative account of how country people lived in those days and how, during and after the war, she worked hard to improve her secretarial skills which enabled her to eventually obtain a position in the Federal Government of Nigeria in Lagos. This period will be discussed in part two of this inspiring book.

This book will be featured at the 2011 London Book Fair in London, England on April 11-13, 2011. For more information on this book, log on to http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

About the Author
Pamela Jean Heyman was born on her maternal grandparent’s farm. Her father left soon after the birth of her little brother. He remarried, and her mother moved to Maidstone where she took up a career in hairdressing, leaving her and her brother in the care of grandma and granddad and her auntie Kalla. In Water Under The Bridge, Heyman recounts her life in this period.

Water Under The Bridge * by Pamela Jean Heyman
Part One: The Early Years
Publication Date: December 2, 2010
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4568-0950-8
Trade Hardback; £19.99; 99 pages; 978-1-4568-0951-5
Ebook; £9.99; 978-1-4568-0952-2

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at +0800-644-6988 or on the web at http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

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