I love the written word and love to create my own, to feel the flow of words make their way through me onto paper or a screen.
I am privileged to have had the opportunity to transcribe letters and diaries written by my husband's grandfather, Harold Musson, over the course of a year during the Great War. He wrote almost daily to his wife, Con, from the battlefields of France and Belgium between July 1916/17. He was wounded and died later from his wounds, leaving his wife and and two tiny children. I have none of Con's answers to his letters, hence they offer a monologue of observations, whilst seemingly trying to hide the reality of his situation from his family, they show a softness within the harsh reality of war.
Harold became a huge part of my life, my journey with him certainly changed my life. I learnt so much about him and his friends and wanted him to know of events after his untimely death, the best way to do that was to write back to him. The result is Sky Full of Stars, I feel all the letters allow entry into a time and place of great difficulty, yet offer pearls of wisdom that are relevant today.
Harold chose to enter the war, his home was in Argentina, but along with others he made the journey to England to serve his "mother country". My research has taken me to many unexpected places and I am looking forward to sharing his story, as we walk this path together.
A journey through the sands of time Starts with a single step