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The Shadow of the Poppy-bookcover

By: Emily Edwards

The Shadow of the Poppy

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Within the ranks of a beleaguered army, hearts and thoughts turn towards home. A whole generation of young men, torn asunder by ravages of war, tormented by what would become known as the ‘Devil’s Breath’. From the rats that scampered around the dying, to the machines of steel trampling everything under their rolling treads, to the flying bullets and double-edged bayonets, the barbed-wire fencing and blood-curdling screams, ‘no man’s land’ became representative of hell.
As the demons of war raged around them, many a young man sat with a pen between their shaking fingers to write their fears: their desperation over a life that was fading…

Born in the city of Coventry, and schooled within her deep love for history and writing, the author entered university later in life. This re-stirred the passion of writing that had flown in and out of her life since childhood, allowing her to pull the reader into her characters' lives.

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