The Christmas Truce

The Christmas Truce – HISTORY Just after midnight on Christmas morning, 1914, German soldiers along the eastern and western fronts stopped firing their guns and artillery and began singing carols – there are reports of Russian, French and British soldiers hearing brass bands from the german ranks. It was only five months after the beginning … More The Christmas Truce

1918-2018 Memorial Centenary – Lest we forget – FREE BOOK DOWNLOADS.

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.

Two Centenaries – Women’s Suffrage and the end of The Great War 1918 – 2018

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

Mangles, Old Boilers, and Slaving over a Hot Stove.

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.