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- DescriptionIt is 1915. In occupied Belgium, British nurse Edith Cavell is awaiting trial. Her co-conspirator, nurse Marion Drake, has eluded capture and escaped to England. But in houring a promise she made, Marion follows a path that sets her at odds with her family and threatens her own future. Against the backdrop of World War 1, the lives of civilians and soldiers entwine as American soldiers arrive on the battlefields and captured English soldiers struggle to survive in prison camps. A deadly influenza epidemic threatens the lives of everyone...With so much attention paid to the horrors of trench warfare, the effects of war on the lives of others has often been overshadowed. In Blue Days and Fair, the fortunes of two soldiers, one a prisoner of war, the other an American officer, are entwined with those of an English nurse and a French school teacher. The war puts all of them in peril as they struggle to deal with the challenges and dangers that are thrown at them. Within this absorbing story is a superbly researched and fascinating backdrop that includes historical characters such as Herbert Hoover and Edith Cavell. Blue Days and Fair continues to explore the themes originally touched upon in the authors' first book, At Midnight in a Flaming Town (Karnac Books), and follows the same characters in the later years of the war.
- Author BiographyLorraine Bateman was born in Suffolk. After a career in human resources, she studied for a Masters in Biography. She has a keen interest in the First World War, particularly how the conflict affected the lives of civilians. Paul Cole was born in Sussex. After a career as a broker in the City of London, he worked in the healthcare industry before concentrating on editing, research and writing. With a passion for history, he seeks to make the stories of the past approachable for new generations of readers.
- Author(s)Lorraine Bateman
- PublisherTroubador Publishing
- Date of Publication26/09/2013
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLeicester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight531 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine24 mm
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