Unforgettable Experiences Relived in “Our Wandering Years”

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Ridgeway family’s fascinating true account of life during WWII will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit.

Readers are set to embark on a journey to South Africa, America, Canada, and England through a teenage girl’s diary in an unusual yet adventurous true-to-life story of a young widow and her three children during WWII. Made available through Xlibris since October 2006, author F.M.K. Ridgway’s “Our Wandering Years” follows their many adventures and sometimes hilarious misadventures.

Fourteen-year-old Flora, the eldest of three children, fills her diary with amazing words and descriptions of their lives, capturing vivid pictures of the war. “Our Wandering Years” paints a picture of the impact of the Second World War spent in South Africa. Readers can follow their true story as the family is caught, while returning on an ocean liner to South Africa for a visit, by the declaration of war in September of 1939. Five years later, they are once again caught on a boat and they are delayed for almost a year in England. This time, it is because of the announcement of V-E Day.

Adding vibrancy to this fascinating true account is the mother’s courage and resourcefulness in keeping the family together and making a home wherever they may be. They always live with the day-to-day hope and determination of returning to their home in the United States. Readers can relive their unforgettable experiences and adventures as they immerse in this absorbing read.

“Our Wandering Years” will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in State College, PA on October 2-5, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
F.M.K. Ridgway is the pseudonym for the three siblings, Flora Ethne, Michael, and Kareth (Bunty) Ridgway who collaborated in the writing of this book. All three were born in Durban, South Africa in the early nineteen-thirties. Flora Ethne is the writer of the Diary that basically recounts their adventures and Bunty compiled the information. Michael was to have contributed some of his memories but unfortunately, he died before the book was finished.

Flora Ethne married her pen friend Harry Coy and has nine children. She still resides in her grandmother’s house. Kareth (Bunty) married Mark Bostock, has six children and only lives five houses away on the same street as her sister. Michael moved to California where he married Nadine Lentz, and lived there for thirty years.

Our Wandering Years * by F. M. K. Ridgway
Publication Date: October 24, 2006
Trade Paperback; $18.69; 231 pages; 978-1-4257-1932-6

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