Why Tea is an Essential Part of My Writing Routine
Nicole Bianchi

I was born in Acton (West side of London) in 1942. the most I can remember about the war is being scared. Before I reached school age I had learned to drink tea, before school, at lunch time, straight after school, and even in my early teens the newsagents wife would give me a cup of tea before starting my round at 6.00 am and again at 4.00 pm. Our back yards were too small to put Anderson shelters in so they built angle iron and chain link frames where all the tenants family could got to through the air raids. These frames were in the downstairs back bedrooms of every house in our street and made it easier for the civil defence force to know where to dig first for survivers.

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