I mention the weather ALL the time. I don’t think we realise how much influence it has over what we do
MyAnglo/German ancestors led ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
When writing about their history, I embellish the hard facts from the archive. I imagine how they lived. Family stories, cards, letters and memoirs, inform my imagination. This, mixed with a very large dose of social history, makes up my writing resource.
Why have I written about my family, in historical fiction format? I hear you ask.
Well, to be honest, my research left family members, unimpressed. My accumulated pile of documents and certificates left them cold. They just could not see the exciting story he records revealed to me.
So I decided that the facts presented in a story might grab their attention. To my delight, my family now love the story of their ancestors. And to my surprise and joy, so have hundreds of readers from around the world.
Many readers have asked me, why I mention the weather…
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