Category Archives: oral history

Tears still being shed for Guri the horse; refugees sing as they sail past their burning homes, the pain still felt today

When I was in Norway researching for my scorched earth book ‘Fire and Ice’ I knew how powerful the stories were, but it’s surprising how a little distance and a different audience can make a writer realise the depth of … Continue reading

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‘Fire and Ice’ stories go to Wirral Bookfest and Manchester Historical with plans being made for American talks too

This summer I’ll be taking scorched earth stories from my book ‘Fire and Ice – the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign in Norway’ on the road, giving some illustrated talks to historical societies and at book festivals. It’s a great opportunity … Continue reading

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London’s ‘Den Norske Club’ in Mayfair the venue for author’s scorched earth talk on Friday March 6

It’s a great honour for me to be a guest speaker at ‘Den Norske Club’ in London, a social and networking club that’s at the centre of the UK’s Norwegian community. As part of the informal Friday evening drinks event, … Continue reading

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