Joye was the much-loved star of many English comedies in the 40s and 50s, usually playing ‘galumphing’ and naive characters, not to mention her stage and radio work. She wrote regularly to her mother in the United States and in the compendium of letters to her ‘darling Ma’ Joyce herself comes to life as she spontaneously records topics such as Great Britain in wartime, married life, hospital work and life in ENSA.  Illustrated with black and white photographs