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Rehoming Revolution | Gemma Cairney & Radzi Chinyanganya

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The best reads are rescued

We’ve just launched our latest campaign! With the help of some famous faces, we’re sharing the joys of rehoming. But not all is quite as it seems…

We’ve teamed up with Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney and TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya to spread the word about the Rehoming Revolution. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re describing a new pet they’ve brought into their lives. In fact, we’re talking books!

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Reuniting a piece of WWII history

wwii letter found

In November, we discovered moving hand-written letter hidden inside a used book, written by a British soldier serving in Italy.

The soldier, Lance Corporal John Wheldon-Williams, had received a package from a schoolgirl – Miss Pat Moore – containing a pair of mittens she had knitted to provide some comfort. He was so touched by this gesture, he decided to reply to let her know just how important her contribution to the war effort was.

We’re delighted to announce that following a campaign to uncover more about the story behind the letter, we’ve been able to reunite this with Pat’s daughter – and discover more about the soldier that penned it.

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WWII letter discovered in a secondhand book

WWII letter found in second hand book


Discovering a piece of World War II history

At World of Books Group, we have discovered a moving and poignant hand-written letter from a British World War II soldier who was serving in Italy.

The note, written to thank a schoolgirl who had spent time knitting mittens for troops in the trenches, was found tucked away inside a book. During the war, those on the home front were encouraged to knit comforts for serving soldiers, with widespread initiatives run by organisations such as the British Red Cross. See photos of the WWII letter below, read the transcript here!

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