In our Fathers' Footsteps by Jenny Martin
Jenny’s wartime memories were of a bleak childhood blighted by her father’s absence in the British Liberation Army. In stark, unfair contrast, her husband Paul’s top wartime memory was of the ducks laying their eggs in his father’s tin hat. Home Guard duties were zilch in the peaceful Northumbrian hamlet where he was the minister.
Why did his father ditch a promising science career for the ministry in that remote spot? Many years later painstaking research revealed the amazing answer to Paul’s boyhood question.
Follow Jenny as she retraces her father’s and Paul’s father’s footsteps – starting with her father’s journey from the Normandy Landings to the Liberation of Europe, to her father-in-law’s hair’s breadth avoidance of the Nazi nuclear physics machine, ending with a journey back in time, taking in two famous battles, to Paul’s ancestor, Walcher, made Bishop of Durham by William the Conqueror in 1071.
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Sales proceeds to be donated to the Royal British Legion.