Monday, August 11, 2008

The Boy and the Warrior by Julia Macdonell

I had the pleasure of editing The Boy and the Warrior by Julia Macdonell who was born on October l, l916, and despite being a second generation Brazilian, she grew up in an English speaking home. Children of the British and American colonies led an idyllic existence in the years between the two world wars.

At the invitation of historian Clent Coker, Julia, along with her sisters and brothers, made a trip to the United States, and traveled to Georgia to visit their ancestral home.

Mr. Coker had searched for Barnsley descendants and received permission from the property owner, the merchant prince, Fuger of Germany, to entertain them in the old family home. Julia and her family received a royal welcome and met dozens of neighbors who knew the tragic history of their family.

Her rich personal history and love of times gone by is evident in the rich authentic details found in The Boy and the Warrior. Take a sneak peek at the first chapter of The Boy and the Warrior and you'll want more.


Miss Mae said...

I tried to get the first chapter and it wouldn't come up? Sorry!

Donna Sundblad said...

Thanks for letting me know Miss Mae, I'll pass that on.