Novelist, Memoirist and Educational Author
© 2013 Heather Rosser
This First World War novel was published by New Generation Publishing in May 2014.
The title reflects the romance of railway journeys as well as the conflicts between
duty and desire ever prevalent in war-
It was only after she died I discovered my mother had only told me part of the story and there were questions I should have asked.
* Who was her older half-
* What was the reason behind the sudden termination of my grandfather’s service as a seaplane pilot in 1917?
As I learned more about using seaplanes for aerial reconnaissance, I glimpsed the nightmare world my grandfather inhabited and the grimness of everyday life for those left struggling at home. My novel is no longer my family’s story. It is woven around characters of my own creation and is a tale of love, duty, betrayal and, ultimately, redemption.
In the Line of Duty was short listed for the Joan Hessayon award for debut novelists who have been through the RNA New Writers Scheme.
The author’s grandparents