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“Our tongues cleaved to the roofs of our mouths” : A Great War Memoir

Today I am thrilled to host a guest post by Susan Burnett, who has worked with her grandfather’s memoirs to publish a moving description of what happened to Norman Woodcock and the men who served alongside him in the First … Continue reading

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For Remembrance & the Armistice: Some very personal messages……

Have you forgotten yet?… Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you’ll never forget’ -(Siegfried Sassoon) At the launch of my book Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s legacy for Britain’s mental health  on the … Continue reading

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The best way to market a book? Shell Shocked Britain on ‘blog tour’….

We have all seen it – on our twitter timelines, our Facebook feeds and our Instagram image lists. The endless stream of book plugs can get really frustrating, as tweets or status updates from people whose lives we connect with … Continue reading

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The Courage of Cowards – Conscientious Objectors in the First World War

Today I am lucky to be hosting a guest blog by writer Karyn Burnham whose book The Courage of Cowards was published by Pen & Sword Books earlier this year. I read it and learnt so much about the much … Continue reading

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No need for endings yet: a poem for late summer by Jennifer Grotz

A poem by Jennifer Grotz to celebrate late summer before the autumn equinox
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‘I opened up the window and in flew Enza..: How Spanish ‘flu added to Great War heartache

In Shell Shocked Britain: The First World War’s legacy for Britain’s mental health, I examine a number of different causes of the trauma experienced by British society as a whole during and after the conflict. I also acknowledge that we should not … Continue reading

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Teaching the First World War – engaging imaginations with historic newspapers

‘Will Dismal Jimmy Look More Cheerful Today?’ So reads the headline above the Daily Sketch title on Monday September 27th 1915. I have no idea what that means but it certainly draws me straight in! I have been lucky enough … Continue reading

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