My birthday month feels as if it were several months rolled into one and also as if there was not enough time in it to do all that I needed to do. I spent the very start of the month fighting with the ivy that had snuck down the side of my garden and was … More That Was The Month That Was: April 2021
A Pride of Poppies by Julie Bozza My rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite often the blurb for a book exaggerates, or offers a promise that the words inside simply do not deliver. I am pleased to say that, in the case of A Pride of Poppies, the stories within do much, much more.
Women’s voices from WWI are often either overlooked or stereotyped – the ever cheerful VADs and Nurses at the front, the stoic, patriotic wives and mothers waiting patiently at home – or were dismissed at the time by those who fought as sentimental and lacking in understanding (Mr Sassoon, I’m looking at you here, with … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 2 – Scars Upon My Heart