The photo above depicts my father's unit -- in Paris near the end of World War II. Postal units followed closely behind the fighting forces and set up military postal stations under their control. My father helped to set up one such station beneath the arches leading up to the old Gare Montparnasse in the center of Paris. Like many who served in World War II, he did not speak much about his experiences. Except for one or two anecdotes, he relegated the War to the past. I have published a novel, The Paris Photo, inspired by my father's experiences in France.
In addition, I have an abiding interest in women's writing of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and am working to bring to light fiction by Elizabeth Banks, Pearl Craigie, and Gertrude Atherton.
Presenting a paper on journalist Elizabeth Banks (1865-1938) at the 2016
conference of the International Centre of Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury, UK