Synopses & Reviews
A remarkable and tragic true story of one family, devastated by the effects of World War I
The Cranston family was torn apart by World War I. Of the seven sons who fought, four died and two more were horrifically wounded. Only one son, the youngest, came home unscathed. This book is a touching portrait of the sacrifice and heartbreak of their mother Lizzie, and the tragic courage of her last surviving boys. Follow the journey of how a once proud and inspirational Scottish family were devastated by war and how the effects rippled through time and generations. A century later, the tartan threads of this resilient family finally begin to draw together again.
About the Author
Stuart Pearson, after many varied careers through decades in law enforcement, education, government, and business, has finally found his calling in writing. He is the author of Bittersweet: The Memoir of a Chinese Indonesian Family in the Twentieth Century. Bob Mitchell trained as a psychiatric nurse in the late 1960s, and is now retired from his position as Senior Lecturer (Mental Health) at Napier University, Edinburgh. He is passionate about local and Scottish history, as well as being a regular performer of the works of Robert Burns. He writes both rhyme and prose, and has performed in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.