Margaret Rudston was embroiled in the English Civil War, and fought in the courts to keep her property, her only means of supporting her family.
Maria Barstow endured twenty years of wars in Danzig, where her house was occupied by the French army, later the Russian army.
Ann Jones was enabled to escape from Ireland in 1798, as a baby, when the French landed at Killala to support an Irish rebellion.
The daughters of the hymn-writer, the Revd Thomas Kelly, lived in Ireland. They learnt to draw and paint, and wrote poems and memoirs. Sally died of tuberculosis. Caroline started a cottage industry (tatting) in the Famine. Fanny and Elizabeth married and brought up children.
Joan Webber was a teacher in Malaya. She and her children escaped to Australia temporarily in WW2. As Joan's daughter, Sylvia Webber writes about how she was affected by war, separation, and boarding-school.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-356-9
Pages : 398
Size : 205x140mm
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
S. M. Webber lives in Australia. She holds degrees in art history, and applied linguistics. She has worked as a teacher, and brought up two children.