Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home #2020

[Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home] >> Diana Jackson Recently bereaved, and encouraged by family and friends, Harriet decides to open her home to paying guests Although successful, her business plans come to an abrupt halt at the start of WW1 as each of her grown up family play their part Grateful for their company, her daughter Sarah and daughter in law Hannah moving back home with their children Letters bring long awaitRecently bereaved, and encouraged by family and friends, Harriet decides to open her home to paying guests Although successful, her business plans come to an abrupt halt at the start of WW1 as each of her grown up family play their part Grateful for their company, her daughter Sarah and daughter in law Hannah moving back home with their children Letters bring long awaited news as son Jack joins the aircraft carrier Ben my Chree in Turkey and to his dismay his twin brother Tom finds himself in India Surprisingly, Sarah s husband Anthony learns to fly and is the only member of the family to experience the horrors of France This left Harriet s eldest son Ernest remaining in Woolston, working as a foreman at the recently opened Supermarine factory, building flying boats vital for the war effort In fact, it s not long before Hannah and Sarah join him, to the dismay of Harriet and their husbands As this saga unfolds, telling the story of Harriet s family s struggle through the war, two people keep her sane, her best friend Jane and her childhood sweetheart Edward, but the underpinning presence of Riduna, Alderney the island of Harriet s birth is forever drawing her home.The Romans allegedly prayed to Ancasta, the Goddess of the River Itchen, from which this novel flows, prayers echoed by Harriet and her family.
Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home Recently bereaved and encouraged by family and friends Harriet decides to open her home to paying guests Although successful her business plans come to an abrupt halt at the start of WW as each of

  • Title: Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home
  • Author: Diana Jackson
  • ISBN: 9780957252004
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home Author: Diana Jackson

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    About the Author

    Diana Jackson

    Eighteen months ago Diana Jackson relocated to Fife, Scotland with her husband, who had recently retired Her aim for 2016 has been to settle into their new life Now, in 2017, she s back writing again and this spring she is launching her memoir with a difference which includes history and fantasy, as she explores her new surroundings in an imaginative but thought provoking way The Healing Paths of Fife is now available on worldwide.Diana has published two novels in The Riduna Series, historical fiction set in the Victorian era through to the early 20th century Originally she was inspired to write Riduna by her love of the island of Alderney, its fascinating history and her own family links When working on her second novel Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home she developed an unusual interest in the history of early flying boats Many of her family worked at Supermarine, Southampton up until it was bombed in WW2.Whilst researching for the third in her series, to take us to the 1930 s, Diana has worked on several very different projects Murder, Now and Then, was inspired by an unsolved murder back in 1919 in the heart of Mid Bedfordshire, where she lived and worked as a business and English teacher before moving to Fife This murder mystery weaves the intriguing events of 1919 with a murder set in 2019 Murder revisited Diana has also compiled a delightful memoir of a 103 year old man called Norman Campbell His chosen title, The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell is available on too.Diana has two blogs, dianamj.wordpress, where you can read about the background to Diana s writing and you can also follow her personal adventure and other true stories on selectionsofreflections.wordpressShe is Riduna on Twitter and would love to hear from you and has an author page on Facebook.

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    • Adam Manning said:
      Apr 09, 2020 - 14:35 PM

      It is widely believed that when the Roman Empire ruled these lands, an area near or on what is now known as Bitterne Manor was a settlement called Clausentum Whilst this belief about Clausentum and its location is not universally upheld, what is clear is that there was a Roman settlement in this area One of the priceless treasures that reveals this truth is an inscription from those times, a dedication to the goddess Ancasta, the deity associated with the River Itchen.The derivation of the name [...]

    • Michelle Randall said:
      Apr 09, 2020 - 14:35 PM

      Reviewed for Reader s FavoriteAncasta is the continuation of the family saga that began in Riduna Harriet is now a widow with four grown children Edward is still traveling the seas enjoying his freedom As the world starts to change and a war looms and progress, follow the former childhood friends and sweethearts as they deal with the ravages and realities of war in England No one is untouched by the war, as Harriet will watch her twin sons both volunteer for service along with her daughter s hus [...]

    • Damaskcat said:
      Apr 09, 2020 - 14:35 PM

      This is an interesting family saga set before during and after the First World War Harriet is newly widowed and her daughter Sarah is newly married when the story opens and the tumultuous years which follow will change their family and their relationships out of all recognition before the end of the story.I found both Sarah and Harriet convincing characters and I enjoyed reading about the living conditions and the attitudes to women which prevailed at the time In spite of the interesting charact [...]

    • Linda Sims said:
      Apr 09, 2020 - 14:35 PM

      A HEARTFELT STORYThis is the story of the Newton family, in and around the early part of the 20th century At the heart of the story is Harriet who has recently lost her husband Joe We follow her and her children and their families lives through these ever changing times Encapsulating the loss of the Titanic, and the First World War Set on the south coast of England and the Channel Islands.The story is sensitively told as Harriet her children and friends live through happy and sad times.The autho [...]

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