Shadows and Echoes
About the Book
Many of these early memories have come to me unbidden without any prodding or poking; always there, part of the fabric of my childhood. Others, I suspect, will not be so easy to retrieve. Until I started this journey into the past, I would have said I had a very good memory, but now I find I am severely challenged. Do I actually remember that or have I heard it so many times that it has become as mine? Was it really like that or has time and distance enhanced, embellished, or distorted it? How can we know? Can we know?
About the Author
Doreen Fiol was born in London in 1931 to poor, working-class parents. At eight years old, she was evacuated, spending most of the war years in Dorset and Northamptonshire but went back to London for a while just in time to experience the Blitz. In 1945, she returned home to her family, and after completing her schooling, became a nurse. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband, Joseph, and two dogs, close to their large family. She has written many plays for children and has had two children’s books and a collection of short stories published along with articles and adult stories in magazines and anthologies.