World War I

Letters to Loved Ones: How the Postal Service Helped to Win the Great War

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and this may never be truer than during a time of war. Over the ...Read Article

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd Highlights the Horrific Nature of War

The Shattered Tree by Charles Todd combines a riveting mystery with historical facts surrounding World War I.  Charles Todd is the mother-son writing ...Read Article

Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War

“Years later, people would always ask, what were you doing the moment the war ended?” — Jessica Brockmole Almost one hundred years have passed ...Read Article

New Voices: Carol Bodensteiner, Grant Bywaters, Andrew Latham & Andria Williams

Weaving tales to intrigue readers, debut novelists Carol Bodensteiner, Grant Bywaters, Andrew Latham & Andria Williams illuminate some hidden corners across a wide ...Read Article

Daniel Robinson’s Death of a Century continues fiction’s commemoration of World War I

The First World War stands out as a subject for poignant novels of appalling conditions and senseless slaughter, of tragic loss and lives ...Read Article

Tolerance is Key in Pamela Schoenewaldt’s Under the Same Blue Sky

There is much made about the fight for tolerance in today’s society. Social media has a spawned the opportunity for everyone to ...Read Article

We will remember them. Commemorating the First World War in fiction.

Memory and storytelling, the art of bringing past events alive, are arguably among the most powerful drivers of historical fiction. Recent novels written ...Read Article

Adventures on a “Consecrated Stage”

John Buchan was always a hard-working man, but his wartime output was absolutely prodigious. He was the director of a publishing company, lectured, ...Read Article

Nurses in the First World War

Vera Britain’s 1933 memoir, Testament of Youth, and the Great War diaries of nurses such as Dorothea Crewdson, Dame Maud McCarthy, Enid Bagnold (...Read Article

The Great War from a Country House

In a recent Canadian newspaper article, the television series Downton Abbey was cited as one of the major inspirations for North American aspirations ...Read Article