Mardle Books to publish wartime memoirs from Wren officer Lamb

Mardle Books to publish wartime memoirs from Wren officer Lamb

Mardle Books will publish Beyond The Sea by Christian Lamb, one of the last surviving Women's Royal Naval Service officers to have served throughout the Second World War. 

Publisher Jo Sollis acquired world all language rights from Simon Robinson at Inspire Management. Publication is scheduled for 19th August 2021, a month after Lamb's 101st birthday. 

The synopsis for the memoir reads: "Lamb is one of the last surviving Wren Officers to have served throughout the Second World War, from Blitz ravaged London, to the important radar and operations rooms and undertaking a vital role in D-Day. Escaping both the Spanish Flu pandemic when she was born and the pandemic we are emerging from today, she has reached the impressive age of 101. Now she leads us through the story of her extraordinary life and the wartime experiences of her fellow Wrens."

Sollis commented: "A rare first-hand account that details the vital work that she and her fellow Wrens undertook during the Second World War. We're so lucky to have Christian recalling this recent history with such clarity, focus and good humour."

Lamb said: "I am delighted to have my wartime memoirs published following my 101st birthday. It might remind any other veterans of that memorable time when nothing mattered more than 'doing one's bit' to achieve victory. Hopefully even younger readers might also be interested enough to read it."