Dear Mr Bigelow: A Transatlantic Friendship

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Dear Mr Bigelow is an enchanting collection of weekly letters written between 1949 and 1961 from an unmarried woman working at the Public Baths in Bournemouth, to a wealthy American widower in New York. Frances Woodsford and Paul Bigelow never met, yet their epistolary friendship was her lifeline. We follow Frances's trials with her ghastly boss Mr Bond; the hilarious weekly Civil Defence Classes as the Cold War advances; her attempts to shake off an unwanted suitor, and life at home with her mother and her charming ne'er-do-well brother.

Sparked with comic genius, the letters provide a unique insight into post-war England and the growth of an extraordinary friendship.

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"Many pleasing and interesting small touches" (David Kynaston Literary Review)

"Packed with comic moments and social history, the letters are a beady commentary on her life and times" (Fanny Blake Woman & Home)

"A treat to be savoured" (Peter Burton Daily Express)

"This delightful collection of letters...a sequence of bright, witty and charming letters" ( Mail on Sunday)

"Provide[s] an insight into post-war Britain" ( Telegraph)

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Lively and vibrant, Frances Woodsford's letters to America from austerity Bournemouth have recently come to light to give a heartwarming glimpse into post-war England.

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