Meanwhile Brenda, a nurse in London, has no idea Ted has even left the country until she begins treating wounded wearing the same regimental insignia as Ted. Frantic with worry she has no way of knowing if he has survived the heroic last stand in Calais.
Marcel’s world is turned upside down when his mother urges him to escape to England. Joining the growing numbers of refugees fleeing to the channel coasts he narrowly misses being strafed by the Stukas of the advancing Germans. But this close shave changes his life in more ways than he could have imagined.
The paths of these three people are united by war and their lives will never be the same again.
The Cat & The Nightingale Saga is the docu-drama version of ‘The Weekend Trippers’, the true story of Rifleman Ted Taylor’s war published by Bank House Books. Written in several volumes The Cat & The Nightingale Saga is based on the diaries and conversations of both Ted and his fiancee Brenda, and continues throughout the war.
‘A Week in May 1940’ is the first book in the saga.