Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure grew up on a farm in Kenya with a love of Africa and the wild. Circumstances, however, led her to emigrate in 1979, and she then set up her own business in the field of aviation. Upon her retirement, Elizabeth took up writing with a view to bringing this compelling story into the public domain. The book is based on and expanded from the original diary and notes of Maria Pilbrow, who was with the Women's Auxiliary Services (Burma), colloquially known as the ' Wasbies ' during the Burma Campaign of World War Two. Elizabeth Lockhart-Mure discovered the diary, notes, photographs and medals after Maria's death, which compelled her to write this extraordinary story.
Talk and book signing at National Army Museum, Chelsea, London - 11.30 am Friday, 15th Much 2019 - This was very successful - Hall was almost full and one of the Wasbies made the effort to attend - she was 94 years old and are from Wiltshire. She was the star of the show I also had the daughter of a Wasbie there and she knew Maria. What a great day! Joanna Lumley reviewed the book: she says, "It is a marvellous book - a revelation and a fascinating glimpse into another braver, finer world"..... **** I shall be at WAR AND PEACE REVIVAL military show from 23 to 27 July, where I shall give a talk on Wednesday through to Saturday and the book will be on sale in the AuthorsÃ¢â¬â¢ Pavilion where the talks take place. This is one of the largest Military Shows in the world. Exciting! Come and have some fun....you can even drive a tank, I believe....easy to get there....Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, just off M.20.