Celebrating the centenary of the end of WW1, 1914-1918
A chance to read a true story of the era. 99 cents/pence from Amazon, 10 – 17 July 2018
Mizpah Cousins: Love, life and perilous predicaments during the Great War Era.
An impressive read where the author manages to blend the known facts of a true story, the historical record and a lovingly imagined recount of circumstances and conversations lost to the mists of time.
What starts as a simple tale of “normal” life, grows into an emotional roller coaster that lays bare the far more complicated truths that lay beneath the normal black and white portrayals of wartime. An absorbing and compelling read, drawing you into the dramatic twists and turns of fate experienced by loving families displaced from their homes, separated from their loved ones, and scattered across Europe by war.
The story captures the feel of life in the early 20th century in London’s East End, Versailles, and Hamburg and charts the effects of the onset of the war on families and their wider local communities. An affirming revelation that love, truly can survive even the cruellest tests, and a deeply nuanced narration of life surviving through the First World War.
Lest we forget.