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Genre: Fiction (apart from the bit about the knitting!)
We laughed when the waves swirled round Great-Aunt Julia’s feet, carrying her knitting away while she dozed.
Great-Aunt Julia dozed everywhere. It was all she did, apart from telling us a million times that she made jet-fighters during the war.
Years later I saw a documentary about an aircraft factory and the women who worked there while the men were on the battlefields. I felt immensely proud, and ashamed for not understanding sooner.
I still visit that beach – a small half-moon of sand near the pier – and remember the tide coming in around Great-Aunt Julia. I’ve told my children all about her, a million times … or so they say!