Before Wave Me Goodbye Edit
Shirley was born in London.
Wave Me Goodbye Edit
On September 1, 1939, Shirley wakes up to her mother rushing around, packing items into a suitcase. She discovers that she is to be evacuated to a village with her school, as war is to be declared in London, and it is unsafe for children to be living in London.
- ↑ The back cover has a picture of Shirley's label, saying her birthdate is April 20, and she is 10 in September 1939.