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06: The diaries of Doreen Bates with Lucy Caldwell and Dr. Margaret Esiri
Episode 627th April 2022 • A Wee Bit Of War • Scott Edgar of WartimeNI
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The diaries of Doreen Bates are a wonderful insight into life during the Belfast Blitz. Author Lucy Caldwell drew on Miss Bates' wonderful writings for her own recently released novel 'These Days'. Dr. Margaret Esiri is the daughter of Doreen Bates, who along with her twin brother first published a section of the diaries in 2016. Here, they talk about Doreen, her diaries, and life during the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

Buy 'These Days' by Lucy Caldwell [Bookshop.org Affiliate Link]

https://uk.bookshop.org/a/10130/9780571371303

Buy 'Diary of a Wartime Affair: The True Story of a Surprisingly Modern Romance' [Amazon Affiliate Link]

https://amzn.to/3LuiF2k


Buy 'Belfast Blitz: The People's Story' by Stephen Douds [Amazon Affiliate Link]

https://amzn.to/396BGts