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Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home (The Riduna Series) Diana Jackson

Ancasta Guide me Swiftly Home (The Riduna Series)

Diana Jackson

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295 pages
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The lives of Harriet’s family and friends are interwoven seamlessly through 1910 to 1920, as history comes to life through the eyes of the characters. It is a tale of endurance and hardship through the Great War, contrasted by the excitement of theMoreThe lives of Harriet’s family and friends are interwoven seamlessly through 1910 to 1920, as history comes to life through the eyes of the characters. It is a tale of endurance and hardship through the Great War, contrasted by the excitement of the birth of Supermarine, early flying boat production and The Schneider Trophy.Hints of character traits formed in early childhood appear to guide the destiny of the menfolk as they play their part in the less well known facets of World War One, but the roles of the womenfolk, too, change beyond recognition.As we head into 2013 three important centenaries are reflected in Ancasta:RNAS Calshot in March 1913The first Schneider Trophy contest in April 1913The birth of Supermarine in October 1913Why Ancasta? The River Itchen, important in Roman Times when Southampton was already a strategic port, was allegedly blessed by the Goddess Ancasta to whom the Romans prayed for the swift and safe return of their vessels. So true also during the Great War as Harriet looks out over Southampton Water and waits for news.Will each member of the family return safely from the war which takes Harriet’s sons as far away as Turkey and India?Will the roles of women, especially Harriet and her headstrong daughter Sarah, empowered by the daunting responsibility of their loved ones so far away, change their lives forever?Will the island of Riduna,(the beautiful island of Alderney in the Channel Isands) so deep in Harriet’s soul, continue to caste its magic over Sarah too?