Thanks to a Legion member who put me in touch with Margaret Lowe of the Tytherington Family Worship (non-denominational) Church, Macclesfield, I gave a talk in February on In Our Fathers' Footsteps to members of the Ladies Group.
Some were old enough to share their own memories of World War II, poignant but inspiring for their stoicism and humanity. I took along with me copies, not only of In Our Fathers' Footsteps but also of Aftermath, its prequel, published 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I. The short stories and poems in Aftermath are based on those whose stories are told in In Our Fathers' Footsteps. I found here, as before, that some people like to buy the books as a pair.
I left the meeting with a warm sense of peace and friendship and a glimmer of hope in this troubled world, and gratitude, on my behalf and that of those whom the Legion still serves, especially Margaret Lowe for organising and running the meeting.
It's almost two years since I published In Our Fathers' Footsteps (see under BOOKS). My latest book, One Dog and His Cop, about my cousin's police dog,was published 30 November this year (see under BOOKS).