It was wonderful to hear stories from the audience and hear many say that in the light of my talk they would go back to their own family history and look back with compassion at those who lived through the Great War, and its aftermath.
In October I was thrilled to be asked up to Perth in Scotland for the launch of their wonderful Great War project. They had used information from Shell Shocked Britain for one of their story boards (with permission of course) and they invited me to be there on the big day. I couldn't miss the chance to take Shell Shocked Britain to Scotland for the first time, even though it meant flights and car hire and driving to a lovely B&B all by myself. I sold all the books I took with me and met the local Mayor (pictured), a terrific supporter of those affected by post traumatic stress.
To end the year I gave a talk at The National Archives in Kew - something I was really nervous about, having undertaken research up there many times and knowing how expert the audiences can be. It went really well though, and I was lucky enough to sell lots of books in the shop afterwards - a great day and a chance to meet up with old friends who work and research there.
I have already given one talk in 2016, to the Bristol Theosophical Society,and will shortly post up the dates already booked for this year, including the Tiverton Literary Festival, and at Seale Hayne for Devon Remembers.