Ennis & Wakeham Book Launch
Members of the Wessex Society may be interested in the following book launch:
Please join us for the official launch of "I Remain, Your Loving Son: Intimate Stories of Beaumont-Hamel" edited by Frances Ennis and Bob Wakeham during an evening of readings, music, and much more on Tuesday, October 10, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 1 (57–59 Blackmarsh Road, St. John’s). The book will be available for purchase. The editors will be signing copies. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.
History has told us in unambiguous terms that the statistics from July 1, 1916, were grim and shocking: 801 men went "over the top" at Beaumont-Hamel, France; all but sixty-eight were either killed or wounded. "I Remain, Your Loving Son" contains deeply personal stories of Beaumont-Hamel, told by the soldiers themselves and their relatives back home, by their descendants, and by others who have found distinctive ways of bringing an intimate touch to what is sometimes described as the saddest day in Newfoundland and Labrador history.
For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 24).