My study and enjoyment of Cookson's stories continues with "The Wingless Bird". This is set before, during and just after World War 1. One central, main character - Agnes - plus her two brothers. The story peaks and pitches on the conflict between all three classes - lower, middle and upper. It also explores the effects of war, but doesn't dwell on anyone's emotions except Agnes. This is an interesting perspective to write from. The prose used to describe War on page 354 struck a chord, and the Byron quote "Friendship is love without his wings" is a beautiful sentiment to hang the storyline on.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.