The Bonfire books arrived today and they are gorgeous! It’s a slim volume, but it packs a punch, is full of amazing archival photographs, and contains the very soul of the story behind the poem, In Flanders Fields. Another precious item arrived today too, on loan from award winning author, Terry Fallis.
It is one of John McCrae’s actual spurs, brought home after his death by Fallis’s grandfather who served with McCrae from 1916 until his death. Given that all of McCrae’s personal effects from the war went to the bottom of the ocean with the sinking of the hospital ship, Llandovery Castle, this is too special for words.
More praise for Bonfire:
“I enjoyed the book! Well done.” – Major (ret’d) Marc George, Director – Royal Canadian Artillery Museum, Shilo, Manitoba
“Could not put it down. I sobbed like a baby through much of it. Well done girl!” – Wendy Dudley, author and journalist
Three days until launch. Stay tuned!