The 11th of November was a significant day for both my paternal and maternal grandparents. On that day both my grandparents were freed from the conflict of the first world war. In the UK it’s called remembrance day and it is celebrated by the wearing of a red poppy.

Red poppies feature on the cover of my last book.

This novel is an act of remembrance for me and hopefully for anyone else whose grandparents or parents lived through the world wars. Or indeed for any reader who enjoys an historic story of conflict and survival.

For all who served.