Published: 01/06/2012
eISBN: 9781780888491
Format: eBook



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I previously lived on the Wirral, Merseyside and have been inspired to write historical sagas based on various members of my ancestry who lived in the area. I am now living in Adelaide and wrote a boo... read more

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Shattered Dreams
by Vivienne Dockerty

Irene’s heart thudded against her chest. She had only just read that morning that civilians in the captured countries were being massacred, as they fled ahead of the advancing army of Germany and there were harrowing stories of refugees mown down by the aircraft above. War had been declared on September 3rd and literature had been sent around to each household telling people what to do in the event of an air raid, but somehow it didn’t sink in.

Shattered Dreams is the continuing saga of the Dockerty family. Based on a manuscript left by Vivienne’s mother, the story tells of a young couple’s dreams for their future together, only to have them shattered because of the 1930s Depression and conscription into the Second World War.

Most of the story is written from the experiences of an ordinary soldier in his endeavours to keep alive whilst battles raged all around him and many of his comrades were killed.

Eddie was a stricken man who returned to Civvy Street to a land that was most certainly not fit for heroes. The country faced rationing, mass unemployment and a huge amount of money owed to the USA and, at the expense of the country’s younger generation, many hadn’t survived to make Britain great again.

Shattered Dreams will appeal to fans of Vivienne Dockerty’s work and those that enjoy World War 2 and biographical fiction. Vivienne is inspired by Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee and her writing style emulates the work of Dilly Court.

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