Remembrance: A short story I wrote for Remembrance Day 2019. I have included it on this web site for future Remembrance Days. It is there for people to enjoy and as a tribute to those who have laid down their lives for our freedom.
New book. The Madeleine. A story of the sea and of a young man thrust into the horrors of war.
The Madeleine is a sea story. It takes place in Britain and France during the year 1940. It deals with ordinary people placed in extraordinary situations, and it shows clearly the dehumanizing effect of war.
Trevor Russell is the fourth generation of fishermen in his family. It wasn’t his first choice to become a fisherman, but soon after graduating from university, his father died and left him the Trawler, Crystal Star.
With war looming on the horizon, and with a sure and certain knowledge that Britain would need all the food she could get during the hard times to come, he decided to give it a try.
In May 1940, along with all small power boats over 30’ long, he is ordered to Dunkirk to pick up soldiers trapped on the beaches. Returning from his third trip to France, an event occurs, the result of which will change the direction of his life, and places him in mortal danger.