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The Box from St. Helena

The Box from St. Helena

Michelle Elvidge


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"Little did she know that there was one prisoner of war amongst them who would change the direction of her own life forever."

Elsie lives a happy, content life as a much loved schoolteacher on the quaint island of St Helena. Until one day she meets Luke Viljoen, a Boer prisoner of war, and nothing is ever the same again. After a brief, passionate romance, Luke departs, leaving Elsie with a box, a letter and a secret. Elsie makes the choice to begin a new life in far away South Africa. With the help of her newfound family she faces not only the trials of being far from everyone and everything she knows, but also of learning to come to terms with the racism and prejudices of her new world. Will she be successful? Where will her family end up? Will they ever find a place where they will all belong?

And what became of the prisoner of war who changed her life?

ISBN : 978-1-80074-408-0

Published: 27/04/2023

Pages : 304

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

Michelle Elvidge

Michelle was born in South Africa, where she lived for forty years. After sadly being widowed, she moved with her son to the south of England, where he finished his education. Michelle now lives between the UK and South Africa and travels extensively. She is an avid reader and loves spending time with nature. The original Box from St Helena was given to her as a precious childhood gift and was the inspiration for this tale.

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