Emma Calin’s new steamy hot romance adventure SHANNON’S LAW starts it’s pre-launch build up today with the release of a teaser-trailer on YouTube.
A worldwide virtual book tour begins on 31st January. Each stop will post interesting background information about the book, venues, characters, extracts etc. All posts will be pinned to Emma’s SHANNON’S LAW PINTEREST BOARD as they are revealed – forming a scrapbook of snippets for future readers to browse.
The print and digital versions of the book come out on the 28th February on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.
You can Pre-order here, deliveries and downloads will be on the launch date.
After a lifetime of living with the dramas that unfolded in his young life, Ted Baverstock has published his memoir, complete with charming photos from the time, putting images to the names and places in the book. Now we can all share his recollections of life in a simple, bygone age.
It’s hard to imagine how we would cope today with the uprooting of city children from their families and transplantation to totally alien rural communities. One can appreciate the threat posed by the blitz and mothers desperation to save their children from death and destruction. Frequently taking on an evacuee was seen as a way to boost the family budget as much as a duty for the war effort by the hosts in these far-off villages. It is in this atmosphere that Ted was shipped with his whole class, from Dagenham in Essex to Shapwick in Somerset. Neither they, nor their parents knew where they were being sent, who they would be billeted with or when, or if, they would see their mothers, fathers and siblings again should London fall to the Nazis. There were no means of communication other than by letters in the post.
Ted’s account is detailed and factual. His new life is a revelation and in spite of missing his family and the city he knew, he revels in the exciting new discoveries he makes. No aspect of his adoptive rural community is omitted – from the wild to the agricultural animals he encountered, the characters he met and the adventures he had.
In a world where children were expected to be resilient and active – helping hands on the farm, in the fields and in the household, Ted tells us of the experiences that shaped and formed him. Certainly his return to the city when the war ended, left him wishing for the clean clear air and open spaces of the Somerset countryside he had grown to love. No doubt his future was directed by these early experiences and his choice to work in horticulture stems directly from these early influences.
A poignant and charming testimony to the strength and spirit of human beings living in the adversity of war. Available on Kindle and in paperback from Amazon worldwide.
Today I’m delighted to introduce the latest writer to work with us….
Mr Ted Baverstock
Ted has written a memoir of his days as a young lad during WW2 in Great Britain. His book will be coming out shortly in paperback and e-book formats.
Ted was born in the East End of London. At the tender age of 10 he was sent, along with the rest of his school class to the ‘safety’ of the countryside, away from the Blitz that was to follow.
As part of the British Government’s ‘Operation Pied Piper’ millions of children were taken from their families and relocated to rural villages and towns with complete strangers. It is hard to imagine how a logistical feat could be organised even today with our computers and communications networks – yet somehow this massive task was achieved in the space of just three days.
However, in spite of the wrench from the world he knew, out of this trauma came a life-long relationship between Ted and his host family that endured across the years. Experiences from these times undoubtedly influenced this young lad and opened his world to the potential of a life outside the city.
We are delighted to be able to help Ted publish his book and share the details of his time spent as an evacuee in Shapwick in Somerset, England.
Watch this space for the ‘cover reveal’ which will be coming shortly…