Whistling in the Dark.

By Joyce Latham

Printed: 1994

Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing. Stroud

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 2

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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Already well known in the Forest of Dean for her verses, the late Joyce Latham’s first book, Where I Belong, in which she looked back on her childhood days during the wartime years, was received with high acclaim. Now, in this second volume of her autobiography, she continues the story through her teenage years, from the comparative innocence of her early days as an 11 year-old at grammar school through the excitement of earning her first pay packet at 14, and the joy of marriage in September 1954. Included in this new edition of Whistling in the Dark are more of the author’s poems and a selection of photographs from her albums illustrate the text. Here is a book that will appeal to all who know and love this special corner of England, and which will be particularly welcomed by those who have come to appreciate Joyce Latham’s perceptive way of looking at the world, expressed through her stories and poems.


  • I liked reading this book as I have read all of Winnifred Foley’s books about her childhood and later life in the Forest of Dean area in the early years of the 20th century. This book seems to follow a similar theme. Also, although I didn’t grow up in this area, the north Somerset district I grew up in, was similar in having coal mining as a local industry at that time.

  • A beautifully written account of a bygone age.

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