Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle is based on the diaries of Rifleman Ted Taylor and his fiancee Brenda Burge.
The first book of Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle will be available in June 2014. The first Volume is called:
6 Days in May.
Since being conscripted in September 1939, Ted Taylor has, so far, spent the war preparing coastal defences. But as spring gives way to summer and the German blitzkrieg hurtles through Europe, Ted embarks for Calais to support the retreating troops. By the time he arrives, however, Calais is surrounded and it seems only a matter of time before the Germans completely overrun the town.
Back in London, Ted’s fiancée Brenda has no idea he has even left the country. As the news from Europe worsens and the hospitals fill with wounded from the fighting, she is grateful that Ted is safe in Suffolk digging ditches, especially as her friends have not been so lucky.
Meanwhile, in France, Marcel’s world is turned upside down when his mother urges him to escape to England. He joins the growing numbers of refugees fleeing to the Channel ports and, along the way, makes new friends. They have their own reasons for escaping the Germans, but will they be too late?
The next six days will change their lives forever.
The Cat & The Nightingale Saga has now been withdrawn as it is being revised and republished under a new title, Lives Apart: A World War II Chronicle, by GWL Publishing. The first volume should be available to buy in June 2014. See above.