make the most of Lovereading eleanor oliphant Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan Read the opening extract of the brand new Sarah Morgan book before its publication on 05/10/2017

The Early Morning Light by Edward Forde Hickey
  

The Early Morning Light

Family Drama   Biography / Autobiography   Independent Authors   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £10.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Biography/Autobiography Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

This is an absolutely charming story, with occasional bites of reality, about life in rural Ireland during the early 1940’s. Newborn Teddy is evacuated from bomb ravaged London to Tipperary and bought up by his Grandmother and Uncle. This is, in effect a memoir, however Edward Forde Hickey explains that it is set in a fictional region of Ireland with characters blended together from actual people. It really does feel as though you've been transported to this time, you can look around and see the faces, feel the movement, hear the music, and that’s before you see the photos. The names of the characters feel like they have magical properties and almost give the story a fairytale ring. Teddy has to learn the mysteries of country life and I wandered with him as he discovered the delights and occasional shocks that life has to offer. ‘The Early Morning Light’ is an evocative, poetic story and it quite simply, touched my heart. ~ Liz Robinson

Win a Signed Copy from Arun Gandhi

We have a highly sought after SIGNED COPY to give away of The Gift of Anger, written by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. This is a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather, beliefs that focus on co-existence and tolerance which are needed now more than ever in our world.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

The Early Morning Light by Edward Forde Hickey

'The life of this little evacuee couldn't be more different from those other unlucky children his own age, who had been left behind in a state of dreamy delirium on the battered streets of London.' While World War II was raging and turmoil spread throughout Europe, thousands of children were evacuated in the hope of protecting them from the trauma of war. Among these children was newly-born Edward (Teddy), who was rescued from the terror of the London Blitz by his parents and sent to live with his grandmother in Tipperary, Ireland. He spent his childhood among the vibrant hillside community, where he had the rare opportunity to develop at the hands of nature. The Early Morning Light is a celebration of his young life, which was a stark contrast to those of countless other children living traumatised across Europe. This detailed account explores the gradual change of Edward's life as a small boy throughout World War II, with a continuous undercurrent of how his life may have been had he never been evacuated. Sharing some of his favourite childhood memories, including his hunting and fishing expeditions with his uncle, Edward shares with the reader a very different story to other wartime memoirs. Written in the same linguistic manner as the Irish tales of the time, The Early Morning Light moves poetically as it tells his touching story. Inspired by literary greats such as Virgil and Kafka, The Early Morning Light is a compelling memoir that will appeal to those who enjoy reading about family life during the Second World War.

Reviews

'A wonderful collection of tales, resounding with a sense of loss and valediction... An exquisite description of nature.'
Ben Evans

'Touching, heart-warming, thought-provoking and always charming, The Early Morning Light is a worthy companion - and in some ways a sorely-needed corrective - to Angela's Ashes. Edward Hickey has made a heartfelt plea to keep alive the memory of the heartland of wartime Ireland and he does so with compassion and panache.' Jake Wallis Simmons

About the Author

Edward Forde Hickey

In early life, Edward Forde Hickey lived in Tipperary (Dolla) and now lives with his wife in Kent. They have three sons. Edward is retired and has been writing sporadically since his London University days, when he studied Classics.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2015

Author

Edward Forde Hickey

More books by Edward Forde Hickey
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.edwardfordehickey.co.uk...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Biography / Autobiography
Independent Authors
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Memoirs

ISBN

9781784622398

Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

Publisher's Website

www.troubador.co.uk/matador...

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools