From Library

The University Library has been buying quite a few books about children left behind by soldiers after various wars and this one looked approachable and interesting. The stories here are based around contacts of the author’s organisation, TRACE, which seeks to reunite American ex-soldiers with the British children they fathered. There are lots of stories in here, both happy and sad, and they are grouped loosely into themes such as stepfathers, those whose parents married, etc. However it does feel a bit scrappy and goes back to some stories where you somehow lose track a little. Valuable work but the book could have been a bit more organised, somehow.