INTERVIEW WITH WWI HISTORICAL NOVELISTS

The 100th anniversary ending World War I happened at 11 am on the 11th of November 1918. Around the world November 11th is known by various names including Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and in the US, Veterans Day. Several best-selling historical novelists were interviewed about the effect WWI had on veterans who gallantly fought it.  They want to inform the readers about real facts, events, and issues, such as PTSD, prosthetics, the reaction of the civilian population, the effect on military families, atrocities committed, and integrating back into society. Charles and Caroline Todd write two series, Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford, with...

INTERVIEW WITH THE TODDS

A FORGOTTEN PLACE by Charles Todd is a suspenseful story with engaging characters.  Their best books are the ones that flesh out the hero and heroine, allowing readers to get to know more and more of the beloved characters, in this case Bess Crawford. The story delves into the very dark aftermath of WW1 that has left many embittered and broken men. The story compassionately relates how the war has ended, but the suffering and agony of the injured has not disappeared. Bess is tending to soldiers who lost limbs and are suicidal.  A group of Welsh soldiers, whose serious injuries make their future employment doubtful, feel they have no reason...