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Writers Inspiring Change feature book: Hunting Shadows: A Family's War

Updated: Mar 24


Jimmy Corbin has always wanted to join the RAF, so when his wish is granted in 1940, and he learns to fly his beloved Spitfire, Jimmy is delighted. But the Battle of Britain is about to begin. When Charlotte’s twin sister is murdered during a bombing raid, she vows revenge on the German pilot she believes is responsible. But someone helped him escape the country and her search for justice will lead her in directions she could never have foreseen. Fred Corben (same family, different spelling*) was delighted to be asked to work for the RSS, the Radio Security Service, but working in the shadowy environment of the listening services he soon learns that everything is not as it seems. Frederick Farmer fought and was injured in the Great War so when war loomed again he was one of the first to volunteer for the Home Guard. But Frederick’s life is not all it appears, he has a secret that could affect the outcome of the war. Geoffrey Maund is a member of the RAF Air Sea Rescue Service based in Singapore, but it is his other activities that occupy his every waking thought. Why won’t anyone listen to his warnings? John Perriman, a Telegraphist on HMS Cleopatra, joined the Royal Navy in 1921, aged 16, but nothing in his past had prepared him for bomb alley. Hunting Shadows: A Family at War, is a mix of fact and fiction, inspired by the true story of five members of the same family who fought for their country during the Second World War. The book also carries their 'real' stories with photos at the end. Jimmy Corbin was awarded the DFC John Perriman was awarded the DSM, Atlantic and Mediterranean stars, the RN Long Service and Good Conduct medal.

*The reason for the different spelling is in the book.

More books by Carole McEntee-Taylor

About Carole McEntee-Taylor

See author interview HERE


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