Hello Dear Readers
I have been working on my new publication, Amalia’s Journey: A Cockney Mother’s Story From WW1. My first novella soon to be released, on Amazon, as part one of the Mizpah Anthology.
The story is set at the end of the Art Nouveau era and during the WW1 period. A tale of romance and an idyllic life brought to a crashing end, by The Great War.
A story of resilience in the face of immense odds. A story of my brave and resourceful grandmother, Amalia Lossl née Demmel.
London of 1909, Empire era, is where Amalia’s Journey begins. She was born and lived in the East End of London with her German parents. Love takes Amalia on the first stage of her journey. After a broken heart, Amalia falls for an ambitious silver-service waiter. His career takes him to the famous Hotel Trianon, in Versailles.
In 1914, when WW1 breaks out, Amalia is in France. Her family are still in London, and Agnes, her cousin and best friend, is living in Hamburg.
The next part of Amalia’s journey takes her far from home and comfort. Danger surrounds her as the Great War crushes her home life and her peace.
This novella is a tale of love and life in the early 20th century — also a war story from a civilian’s point of view.
Had Amalia’s family, survived the German wartime bombing, from the ethereal Zeppelin airships?
Will the whole family see each other again?
Will they be reunited when the guns are laid to rest?
Amalia’s Journey crossed many genres. Historical romance, military, historical fiction, literary fiction, family history, memoir and genealogical research. The novella contains antique pictures from the era. And, useful links to my research. These websites would be especially valuable, for anyone researching displaced civilians during WW1.