Posts Tagged ‘International Brigades’

  1. Unbelievable?


    June 6, 2013 by Lydia Syson


    ‘Isn’t that rather implausible?’

    I’ll take a bet that if you write vampire novels or fantasy or dystopia for young people, that’s not a question you get asked very often.  But credibility is important for all kinds of writing.  When it comes to historical fiction, it’s a must.   keep reading

  2. Lou Kenton, 1908-2012


    September 18, 2012 by Lydia Syson

    © David Hoffman

    The oldest surviving British volunteer for the International Brigades has died aged 104.  Both ordinary and extraordinary, Lou Kenton was one of many individuals whose matter-of-fact and everyday heroism worked their way into A World Between Us.  In fact, when I began keep reading

  3. Len Crome – Autobiographical Notes


    August 2, 2012 by Lydia Syson


    Len Crome (1909-2001) was chief of the medical service of the 15th Army Corps of the Republican army during the Spanish Civil War; and a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Army Military Corps during the Second World War, when he was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding bravery. This brief autobiography is published with kind permission of his son, Peter Crome, and offers a fascinating insight into Crome’s life before and after the Spanish Civil War. keep reading


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