1st ed., 1989. 224 pp., numerous photo-ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Insc., to f.f.e.p, o/w FINE. George Scragg married Nan Osborne just before World War II broke out. They were a working-class couple from Staffordshire, representative of millions of others. When George was called up he and Nan wrote to each other almost daily; the 2,000 surviving letters and numerous mementoes edited here reveal an enthralling portrait of a marriage as well as a time in Britain soon to be irrevocably lost. Nan told George about family and friends, her hopes and fears, local gossip and scandal and her consuming desire for a baby. George escaped the realities of soldiering life to describe his friends and his plans for when he and Nan could be together. As the years passed their love strengthened and they were blessed with a daughter but sadly, amidst the victory celebrations, Nan received news that George had been killed in action. Her last letter was returned unopened.