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Audrey Preston 1936-2021

It is with sadness that we announce that Audrey Preston, dearly beloved wife of John, passed away on the 5th October.

Audrey was a member of the Alsager Branch for many years. She will be missed.

Her funeral is to be held on the 21st October at 13.20 at Bradwell Crematorium, Chatterley Cl, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 8LE.  An Guard of Honour has been requested.

 

 

 

Book Release

Dear Alsager Branch of The Royal British Legion,

I am excited to announce the release of my new book, “Intervals of Hope” by Christopher Canniff (Blue Denim Press, Ontario, Canada, 2021), with the print retail price of ₤15. This book should be of great interest to your members. It was inspired by multiple interviews with a former WWII British Commando, whose father was in the trenches of WWI, and through eighty-five letters sent home during WWI by my great-grandfather who was overseas for the entire duration of the war. This book was released October 1st, 2021 and is available now on Amazon, Alibris, and other booksellers, with links and a promo video below.

I would greatly appreciate if you could put information on the book in any upcoming publications, and perhaps share information in this email with your members to let them know. There will also be an advertisement for the book in the November/ December issue of Canada's Legion Magazine.

Please see the description and reviews below. And stay tuned to my website www.christophercanniff.com for details of the virtual book launch in early November.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration, and may God bless you.

All the best.

Sincerely,

Christopher Canniff, P.Eng.
www.christophercanniff.com

https://bluedenimpress.com/books/intervals-of-hope/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vsB4J9OQ4o

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Intervals-Hope-Christopher-Canniff/dp/1927882672/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1633382299&sr=8-1

https://www.alibris.co.uk/booksearch?mtype=B&keyword=intervals+of+hope+christopher+canniff&hs.x=0&hs.y=0

 

Synopsis:

Nicholas Dixon lives with his mother and brother in London, England between the world wars. His father, Wilfrid, once with the First Battalion, First Canadian Regiment in the trenches of the Great War, now works in the coalmines of South Leeds and rarely returns to his family. Armed with his father’s wartime journal, a spirited imagination, and a taste for insurgency, Nicholas embarks on a quest to reunite the family. A journey that will forever alter his perception of his father, leading Nicholas to confront his own cowardice.

Inspired by multiple interviews with a former WWII British Commando, whose father was in the trenches of WWI, and through eighty-five letters sent home during WWI by the author’s great-grandfather, Intervals of Hope explores duty, responsibility, cowardice, abandonment, and the disparate paths to becoming a man of honour.

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