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November 16, 2013

INTERMISSION - A PLACE IN TIME by Glenda Lee Vollmecke

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Glenda Lee Vollmecke

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Intermission: A Place in Time
Published October 2nd 2013 
 by Outskirts Press
(from Goodreads)

Intermission A Place in Time... Enjoy this riveting autobiography filled with typical British humor and occasional suspense! This electrifying book offers a journey of continual spellbinding and brilliant stories, some of historic significance. Who would have thought that a young girl like Glen born in the aftermath of WWII, whose family lived on a fixed income would be present at Rock-n-Roll's most memorable events when the Beatles took Liverpool and the world, by storm. Glen who at seven years old lost her adored father, and adapted to boarders taken in to help with the bills. Subsequently, she endured the selfish antics of her stepfather who even tried to dispatch her to Scotland at the age of eight, by placing her on the wrong train. Amazing vivid descriptions of this era, her associations with the Beatles and other Liverpool musicians bring to life an incredible period. The Liverpool lads knew she was there, and during their initial appearances, she recalls fond memories of her favorite Beatle Ringo, who was quite a clown. She shares her life from age six until sixteen, and it is an overwhelming journey. You will not put this book down! Take a break, and enjoy this 'place in time' and feel the ambience, familiarity, and awareness of the past.

I wasn't quite sure what this book was going to bring.  I wasn't disappointed, though. Ms.     Vollmecke wrote a book that was  totally enjoyable. I have read other autobiographies that are all over the place. They have no sequence to them, no time line. The book spans the time from when Ms. Vollmecke was 6 years old to the age of 16. Ms. Vollmecke's book was real life as you are reading it.  After a few pages you become part of the story.  This was not just a book but a life. You get a little bit of the start of the Beatles, Ms. Vollmecke's memories of her past and a little of post WWII life.  She takes and combines a little British humor with the seriousness of the book. As you read the book you get to see parts of the trials and hardships of postwar living. The author lets us share another place, another time.

What a little girl saw with her small eyes were amazing stories of the 60's with the Beatles, Jerry and the Pacemakers and the Outlaws.She had a little flirtation with Ringo Starr who she described as a clown.  I can't imagine what kind of journey and adventure Ms. Vollmecke has taken in her life. She has woven a web of stories that are mystifying, interesting and life, just plain life. There is a lot of emotions in this book which spills over into the reader's heart. this is no ordinary autobiography or memoir, it is an interesting song of the happy and not so happy times inn her life. As the Beatles wrote their song, "She's Got A Ticket To Ride" and that she did.  Bravo!

I gave this book 5 TICKETS.

I was given a complimentary e-copy of INTERMISSION-A PLACE IN TIME from the author Glena Lee Vollmecke for my honest view.

For the past eighteen years, Glen and her husband John have owned and operated a thriving alpaca farm with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains four miles from the Royal Gorge, near Canon City in Colorado. John (a retired correctional officer) spins, knits, and sells his alpaca items, while Glen paints her beloved animals, sculpts her angels and dragons, while continuing to offer psychic counseling.

1 comment:

toshi said...

Hi Gayle,

I wanted to say 'thank you' for your super review of my book.
Hopefully, other readers will feel the same, and enjoy this insight into the past.

Thanks again, so very much.

Glen Vollmecke