After writing the trilogy based on my maternal grandmother’s family misdeeds, I felt the need to delve into my grandfather’s family. I knew he was born in the Duke of Buccleuch’s Northamptonshire Boughton Estate village of Warkton, near Kettering – a beautiful little village of thatched ironstone cottages set around a church. I lived not … More THE STORIES BEHIND THE STORIES – THE DANDELION CLOCK
It seems to me that the best way of honouring the fallen of two world wars is not to forget their sacrifice and have some understanding of what they went through. ‘Lest we Forget’ is written large on many memorials for a very good reason, but what do most of us actually know about the … More Honouring the Fallen
My husband can’t see the need. He rightly makes the point that there are differences between men and women that will always define certain roles – men are stronger and more gung ho, and women are more cautious and have more patience (sometimes) – but he also believes that ‘the best person for the job’ … More International Women’s Day 2019 – Why celebrate? #PaintItPurple
On this Remembrance Memorial Centenary, I have the pleasure of talking to R Grey Hoover, author of Kicker the Forgotten Front. Through a similar process, we have both commemorated the men and women of two wars in our writing for very personal reasons. Grey wrote about the US Forces’ WW2 experiences while my interest lay … More 1918-2018 Memorial Centenary – Lest we forget – FREE BOOK DOWNLOADS.
‘Ticking more than a box with The Dandelion Clock. I loved this read from start to finish, at first The Dandelion Clock appeared to be your usual war with romance this was different to say the least. The writers style and interspersing of lives at the home front with those going away to war … More A new review – just in time for the Memorial Centenary.
Thank you, Rhonda Hopkins, for highlighting my chosen charities, ABF Soldiers Charity – a hand up not a hand out – and Brooke – every horse remembered. Reading this brought back the reason for writing this story – the courage of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances they had no way of avoiding. It made … More Authors Give Back – Rhonda Hopkins asks Rebecca Bryn about her chosen charities
‘It’s only a century since the first world war came to an end. It’s easy to forget that the conduct of warfare was then still heavily dependent upon horses. Cavalry regiments still formed the backbone of the British army. Bryn’s grandfather served in such a regiment and it is that fact that inspired her to … More Reviews for The Dandelion Clock!
It is pure coincidence that my recent historical fiction release is a tale whose tapestry is woven through both these subjects. My grandfather, Bill, served in The Great War, his service taking him to Egypt and Palestine with his beloved warhorse attached to the Queen’s Own Worcestershire Yeomanry, a ‘PALS’ regiment not considered real soldiers … More Two Centenaries – Women’s Suffrage and the end of The Great War 1918 – 2018