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Vintage Roger: Letters from the POW Years
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Vintage Roger: Letters from the POW Years (Paperback)

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BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesOther warfare & defence issuesHumour Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN-13: 9781472132239  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ROGER MORTIMER was born in 1909 and educated at Eton and RMC Sandhurst. In 1930 he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards and saw action in Palestine eight years later. He fought with the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium in 1940 and was taken as a POW for the remainder of the war. He left the army in 1947 and became, among other things, racing correspondent for the Sunday Times for almost thirty years. He wrote several classic books on racing including The History of the Derby. He met Cynthia Denison-Pender in 1947 and was married the same year. They had two daughters: Jane and Louise, and one son Charles. Roger died in 1991. CHARLIE MORTIMER was educated at Wellesley House and, reluctantly, Eton. He was, among many other things, in the Coldstream Guards and for over two decades 'consigliere' to flamboyant antiques dealer the late John Hobbs. Currently he works as a director of Jamb Ltd and together with his partner Tim collects contemporary art which they then loan to institutions all over the world. He edited his late father's letters to him in the Sunday Times bestseller Dear Lupin, which was subsequently adapted into a West End play. Charlie Mortimer was born in 1952 and educated at Wellesley House, Broadstairs and (reluctantly) Eton. He has been, among other things, an officer in the Coldstream Guards, a vintage car restorer, an estate agent, a roughneck on an oil rig, a pop group manager, a mechanic in Africa, a manufacturer of boxer shorts and an antiques dealer. He currently describes himself as a 'middle aged, middle class spiv (mostly retired)'.

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