Finally – I have finished writing the follow-up cum sequel to my successful historical World War Two novel None Stood Taller! This one None Stood Taller – The Final Year covers just that, from the day after D Day up to V E Day, and my character Lily is kept very busy until the last moment.
This time, it covers the immense efforts put in by SOE and many others to counteract the terrifying V1s and V2s which rained down on the UK.
I try hard to research for the correct historical facts, even down to what time was sunset on a particular day; it does mean that a book takes longer than only using just my imagination, but I prefer to have it correct.
My wife and collaborator Carol I are now busy with the formatting and cover design, hoping to publish on Amazon and in book stores by the end of September. I can’t upload an image because we haven’t designed it yet, so I’m leaving you with the first None Stood Taller.
Here’s the blurb for the first book which is available on Amazon:
This book is a window into Britain’s secret wartime past, step through it and this inspirational story of life and love will make your heart soar.
It is March 1941, large swathes of the East End of London lie in ruins. Lily Heywood is just one more victim of the Blitz, lying beneath the rubble of her home. An unbreakable spirit, this is not the end for Lily, it is merely the beginning. Defying the expectations of her background and social class, she embarks upon an incredible journey that will take her from the ashes of the Blitz to the very top of the British wartime establishment.
This is Lily’s inspirational story, her life in wartime London, the lifelong friends she makes in the Women’s Land Army, and the two men that she is torn between. Heartbreaking one moment, and heartwarming the next, from the very first page right through to the wonderfully unexpected conclusion, you will be unable to put this book down.
Lily’s life changes dramatically when she is employed by Edward the Earl of Middlebourne. Initially employed to manage His Lordship’s stately home and estate, she is unaware of his connection to military intelligence. Lily is invited to partner Edward in the formation of a new section of the Special Operations Executive. Their role is to provide the crucial intelligence which will enable the D-Day landings. Don’t just read about wartime Britain; experience it first hand!