Book tells story of young love, war and famine

Wragby author Angela Tubb signing books at Market Rasen Library EMN-150930-071843001
Wragby author Angela Tubb signing books at Market Rasen Library EMN-150930-071843001
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A Wragby woman has put down in print memories of her early life in a different culture, telling the full story after more than three decades.

A popular speaker at ladies’ groups across the area, Angela Tubb has given light-hearted talks about domesticity and saris, but it is only now they will learn the whole story of her time in East Pakistan.

“People who know me will perhaps look at me in a different light, as there are a few surprises along the way” said Angela, who decided to write the book aftercelebrating her 70th birthday last year.

“There is a lot in the book that had been put on the back burner.”

The Golden Cage starts when Angela was a teenager in the early 1960s and the trials of adjusting to life on a different continent with a new family in a culture poles apart from the Yorkshire village of her childhood.

Covering more than two decades, it tells of political unrest, Civil War and famine, as well as documenting the many changes and personal challenges Angela faced.

“Parts of the writing made me very emotional and I had to stop,” said Angela.

“Now its done, I feel very liberated - the box is open, but it has taken 30 years.”