A Flower of the Forest
Welcome to the website for the book ` A Flower of the Forest
` by Jean Keston
A bundle of letters written by a soldier who died covering the retreat to
Dunkirk during the Second World War, prompted his niece to research events
surrounding his death, which had always been shrouded in mystery.
Hitherto undisturbed for over fifty years, the letters proved the inspiration
for A Flower of the Forest, a unique account of family life through the turbulent
years of the 20th century, dominated by the war and beautifully crafted around
'..faded pencilled handwriting on paper now fragile with age..'
In a remarkable combination of social and military history, Jean Keston
brings her loving and close-knit family to life in a tale that builds wonderfully
towards its unashamedly emotional climax, which will leave all who read it
feeling both entertained and enriched.
Casebound with coloured dustjacket and with over 80 illustrations within
its 144 pages, at £12.99 it is reasonably priced and, assuring 'a good read',
exceptional value for money.
** All the authors royalties from the sale of this book go to The Royal
British Legion **