While growing up in a post-World War II English village, Vivienne Worthington believed she lived in the most wonderful place on Earth: with her loving maternal grandparents on a street named for the Royal Family and the newly crowned queen. But when she was six years old, Vivienne's idyllic life was uprooted when she was summoned to America to live with her parents. Her father, an American airman, was being transferred from Patrick Air Force Base in Florida to Ball State Teacher's College in Muncie, Indiana to teach ROTC, and her mother thought it was time that Vivienne joined them.
In a fascinating retelling of her life, the author shares insight into her personal experiences as a military dependent who resided in England, France, and America during the fifties and sixties. While detailing the traumatic death of her younger brother (Eisenhower's biggest fan), the tumultuous years of living in Mississippi during the Kennedy administration, and then, ultimately witnessing the loss of friends to military service during the Viet Nam War, Worthington provides a rare glimpse into a world populated by the men, women, and families who live to serve.
The Girl from Number 7, Windsor Avenue is the humorous and poignant account of an English-American girl growing up as an Air Force brat in a post-World War II world.