They are ordinary men, Mr Ellis, ordinary men with ordinary vices. They don't become more than men because they may be required to sacrifice their lives for us. And I Shall Be Healed follows the experiences of a young army chaplain 1916-17, both at home in West Sussex and with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. Haunted by an unhappy upbringing and a mistake for which he cant forgive himself, he struggles to put the past behind him and support the men he has been called to serve.
Julia Lee Dean holds a degree in English & Italian Literature from the University of Warwick and a Masters in History of Medicine & Science from Birkbeck College, University of London. She returned to Chichester in 2012 where And I Shall Be Healed was finished and now lives and works in Germany.