Chris Albertson is the acknowledged authority on Bessie Smith. You'll find yourself laughing and rooting for the couple, separated by war, connected only with letters. They were just friends. ‘Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.’. A Notable Woman: The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt. :). Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Duration: 45 mins The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Romantic, lush, hopeful, beautifully acted and read by the two leads -loved it! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020. My commute to and from work is now more bearable because of this CD. Bessie Moore - February 1945. Duration: 45 mins show more A selection of these letters was included in Simon Garfield’s To The Letter, which celebrates the intrinsic integrity of letters that is lacking from other forms of written communication. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To The Letter. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To the Letter. In response Chris replies: Like any courting couple they send gifts and trinkets to each other, with Chris in particular sending Bessie fruits and nuts during his time in Italy and Greece. Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To The Letter. Oh boy, that man can write. I loved reading My Dear Bessie for the romance it contained, for the way it humanised the War experience and for the glimpse it offers the reader into the past. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Chris and Bessie's love letters first appeared in Simon Garfield's book To the Letter. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for My Dear Bessie : A Love Story in Letters by Bessie Moore and Chris Barker (2015, UK-B Format Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! I heard this book being read on the radio and decided that I would like to have the book. They toured literary festivals as part of Letters Live before being published in a book, My Dear Bessie. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2020. Next week Letters Live heads to London, where Benedict Cumberbatch and his Sherlock co-star Louise Brealey will be reenacting the unsung love story of Chris and Bessie each night in the Freemasons’ Hall. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Such a sweet, touching, true story (Chris and Bessie fell in love by letter during WW2, subsequently married, and spent long and happy lives together), brought to life perfectly with just enough narration to provide a framework for Chris and Bessie's own voices. Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2020. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. It's just lovely. Really quite moving and didn’t want it to end! Looking foreward to read the book. A beautiful love story during the WWII, very moving. Ships from and sold by Book Depository US. We can also revel in the drama of courtship, which is revealed up close and very personal in the dozens of letters between Chris Barker and Bessie Moore, who were getting to … The Chris and Bessie letters were so popular that Garfield has edited the whole collection to give us a full, immersive view of their historical and emotional importance. When Chris and Bessie first start corresponding they are merely friends and yet it was Bessie’s first crucial reply that would change both of their lives forever. His edited diaries from the Mass Observation Archive, Our Hidden Lives, We Are At War and Private Battles, were bestsellers. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Late in 1943, a 29-year-old Post Office clerk named Chris Barker wrote a letter from his dull wartime posting in Libya to a friend named Bessie Moore. It has been a privilege to read and I would recommend to those who think that letter writing is tedious. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. They toured literary festivals as part of Letters Live before being published in a book, My Dear Bessie. He served as a signalman in North Africa during the Second World War. A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Highly recommended. Due to practical reasons explained in the books introduction the majority of the letters in My Dear Bessie are written by Chris and yet the reader is able to gain such an insight in to both Chris and Bessie’s personalities. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. I loved the adaptation and the actors. 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