The Member who created this title currently has it on hold.
About the author:
Carole McEntee-Taylor works in the Military Corrective Training Centre, the UK Forces only remaining detention centre and is currently writing a book about its history. She is also the author of The Weekend Trippers and A Second in Time.
Carole lives in Essex with her husband David, ex Royal Green Jacket (KRRC) and TA 71 Yeomanry Signals Regt (V) and a rather ancient and slightly deaf Border Collie called Reubin.
A Week in May 1940 & The Pencilled Message
The Cat & The Nightingale Saga 1& 2
When Ted asked Brenda to marry him during his Christmas 1939 leave he had no way of knowing how long it would be before the wedding would actually take place. Sent to France as part of Calais Force Ted endures some of the heaviest fighting of the war before finally being taken prisoner. But his ordeal is just beginning as the Germans force march them across Europe with little food and water, casual brutality never far from the surface.
Meanwhile Brenda has no idea Ted has even left the country until she begins treating wounded wearing the same regimental insignia as Ted. Frantic with worry she has no way of knowing if he has survived the heroic last stand in Calais.
Realising Brenda has no idea whether he is alive or dead Ted hatches a plan to let her know he has survived.
Enter Marcel, a young Frenchman trying to find his missing brother, whose escape from Europe places him in Ted's path.
Whilst the details of Ted's plan are real, the circumstances and story of how it succeeded are unknown and can only be guessed. The romantic in me would love to think it was someone like Marcel who came to his aid.
The Cat & The Nightingale Saga is the docu-drama version of 'The Weekend Trippers', the true story of Rifleman Ted Taylor's war. Written in several volumes The Cat & The Nightingale Saga is based on the diaries and conversations of both Ted and Brenda, and continues throughout the war.
'A Week in May 1940' is the first book and 'The Pencilled Message' is the second. Whilst these are available separately on kindle, I am conscious that print is more expensive so I have combined the first two volumes into one for the print version.
- Publication Date:
- 146644293X / 9781466442931
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Historical / General