Cover of Made in Myrtle Street

Made in Myrtle Street

B.A. Lightfoot

Set in Salford in WW1 Pippin’s distressed letter to her father, describing her Christmas dinner in 1916, reflected the difficulties of the families that were left at home when their men went off to war. She was 9 years old and they had just eaten her pet rabbit. The news, however, brought comfort to Edward who, along with his two lifelong pals, quick-witted, rugby loving Liam and the clumsy but compassionate Big Charlie, had just survived a horrific eight months in Gallipoli.

In Made in Myrtle Street, Pippin’s letters reflect the situation at home through the eyes of a young though maturing child. Edward’s replies are those of a caring father who finds it increasingly difficult to hide from his daughter the realities of the war.

Made in Myrtle Street follows the three friends as they endure, with humour and determination, the challenges of Egypt, Turkey and France.

Publishing Details:
Ranelagh Books, 2009

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