We That Are Left
To be published by Honno Press, February 2014
It’s very beautiful, and I love it. It captures the spirit of the book, which is set in Cornwall, the isle of Anglesey and France during World War One. The story starts in 1914, so it’s very exciting that it’s going to be published in 2014.
It was to finish writing ‘We That Are Left’ that I was awarded a three month Literature Wales Writers’ Bursary earlier this year – wonderful privilege and an experience I will never forget.
There will be more information appearing about the book soon. For one thing, I need to try out more of the recipes and remedies my heroine, Elin, learns to use as she finds herself taking over responsibility for Hiram Hall, a small manor house in Cornwall, as the men go off to war. I’ve already tried her recipe for Elderflower Champagne, so now need to decide what to try next. I seem to have acquired a number of willing volunteers to sample the results ….
So, is it to be hog’s lard (don’t ask), rose petals, or raspberries next? Watch this space!