A flower of the forest

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A Flower of the Forest is a unique combination of social and military history, inspired by wartime letters written 1939-1940, hitherto undisturbed for over fifty years.

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In A Flower of the Forest Jean Keston brings to life her loving and close-knit family in a tale overshadowed by WW11, which will leave all who read it feeling both entertained and enriched.

A unique combination of social and military history, A Flower of the Forest is a remarkable tale of an unremarkable family, inspired by and skilfully woven around wartime letters 1939-1940, which had lain undisturbed for over fifty years until given to the author, Jean Keston.

Below are just a few of the things that have already been said about A Flower of the Forest

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Thank you so much for the book, what a lovely memorial for your uncle. Having served in the Regiment as a Cold War Warrior seven years after the war, I am very aware of the sacrifice our forbears made for us and subsequent generations. D Stanley, Cheltenham

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Thank you so much for your book which arrived on Tuesday. I started to read it straight away and I am fascinated. Although my childhood was spent in urban Smethwick the experiences are so similar. Not much money but a large close family where everyone helped one another and bonds were formed which are still strong today. My big thing is Christmas too! I spend ages deciding how to decorate the house each year and have the extended family over on Christmas Eve when I can imagine my Mom looking on with pride. A Edwards, Birmingham

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Thank you. Now I know we are not forgotten. War veteran Gloucestershire

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I write to thank you for your exellent book....So far I have dabbled in it and find it most interesting and at times very moving. I look forward to reading it at length. I know how many hours you must have spent on research and already I feel I have known some of your family. I have often passed through Coleford, and through the 'Forest' many times. Being a countryman myself I know something of the feelings you so aptly describe. J.M.A. Tillett, Winchester

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Just finished the book - much enjoyed it. I can see why it was published - it is a fascinating bit of social history...The BEF section was just right for the audience although I would have liked more detail. I was reading a short bit every day and regarded it as a delightful treat. I am very sorry it is over! Colonel CJ Newbould CBE, Salisbury.