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Finding Frances, a Fascinating Book

April 17, 2014 , , , ,

My neighbor, Cathy Harris, has written a fascinating book based on her uncle’s true experiences in as a pilot for the RAF in World War II.  I interviewed her today in her shop about the new book, Finding Frances, Love Letters from a Flight Lieutenant.  The way she has presented  the book gives the reader a really good feel for his life and times.  The letters are both historic and emotional because  he tells what is happening in the war and pledges his love for Frances.  The authentic snippets of his handwriting are a wonderful touch.  I study family history so I am extra impressed with all the original documentation she has to show the reader.  I was instantly in love with Eric as soon as I saw his pictures.  I am sure with his accent and special British slang he must have been very exciting for a high school girl in Phoenix in the 1940s.  I am glad she decided to put it all into book form to give us a glimpse into this dramatic part of our history in a personal, first hand account.

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Very nice interview with Cathy Harris with a quick chat with her sister Carol. Discussing her book ‘Finding Frances’. A nice surprise to take a short tour of her shop too!!! Wish she’d mentioned the price of those Art Deco lamps. Tempting purchase. Maybe they will be there when I visit in the autumn!? Anyway, I did read her book and it is most fascinating. One of the rarer reads as I believe most everyone will find it interesting.


Timothy Nelson

April 18, 2014

I agree. It is romantic, and historic, and I love all the documentation that makes Eric a real person to the reader.



April 18, 2014

How amazing is this woman! She’s got a great family and I can tell she has the heart to tell the story so well. I will have to go find the book


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 21, 2014

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