As Remembrance Days go, 2020 is a bit strange. The purpose of the day, however, hasn’t changed. In fact, this year, as we struggle with the restrictions and uncertainties placed on us by the global war against Covid-19, it’s even more relevant to reflect on the fears and uncertainties thrust on people by two world … More Last Day to get this Free for Armistice 2020
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
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.
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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
I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents recently. Mainly because I’ve been researching and writing about the period in which they were young and possibly hopeful and when their lives and dreams were interrupted by The Great War. It’s made me realise the freedoms women have attained since then and what has facilitated those … More Mangles, Old Boilers, and Slaving over a Hot Stove.
My husband and I were walking our dog along the Western Cleddau in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, last week and came across this seat. In fact, there were two seats: one commemorating the 1914-1918 war and one commemorating the 1939-1945 war. We took time to sit on each of these seats and spent a while watching the … More Memories and remembrance
I was a bit taken aback, some years ago, when my mother uttered those words. What shocked me was that she was blackening the name of her family – my family. I’d been aware of family stories ever since I was knee-high to a gnat, but to hear her confirm my fears, or should I … More Loose-knickered, Murdering Thieves!
Readers love strong heroines and writers understand why. They make for good characters in compelling tales. Authors like strong heroines because they can live out a fantasy life overcoming their own weaknesses and fears. We put our heroines through hell, give them guilt complexes and seemingly insurmountable odds, and they react in ways we wouldn’t … More Strong women – top 10 tips
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