Allison & Busby Ltd
March 1915. Caroline Lilley’s fiancé, Reggie, is away at the Front and Caroline gives up her job and returns home at this request. Frustrated in her desire to help the war effort, she throws herself into saving the harvest by organising the village women – and runs up against Reggie’s mother, the formidable Lady Hunney. Caroline’s sister Felicia departs to become and ambulance driver on the Western Front and Phoebe and George eagerly await their chance to leave the Village. The mood in Ashden changes as it becomes apparent that this is going to be a war unlike any other.
Amy Myers was born in Kent, where she still lives, although she has now ventured to the far side of the Medway. For many years a director of a London publishing company, she is now a full-time writer. Married to an American, she lived for some years in Paris.