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About C. Murray
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.
For over thirty years I worked in British primary education as a class teacher and then as head teacher of four different schools.
I retired early about ten years ago and have developed an interest in e-publishing as well as writing. In addition to my own books, I've published several novels written by my husband, Michael Murray. These include the best selling detective novel "A Single To Filey: a DCI Tony Forward novel".
I've been a passionate family historian for many years and have become the custodian of all my family's memorabilia.
When I'm not writing and e-publishing I enjoy reading, gardening, country walks, music, films etc. A cancer diagnosis in mid-2017 has curtailed the walking somewhat and the garden has become a bit of a wilderness! Wild flowers, thistle collection and some very grateful garden birds! But our marvellous NHS and the wonders of medical science are keeping me going for which I'm truly grateful. I'm thrilled that "Cabbage and Semolina" has resonated with so many readers and really appreciate the reviews. Thanks again for reading my profile and hope you're having a great day.
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Cabbage and Semolina
is a kaleidoscope of recollections and family stories drawn from a happy childhood in 1950s Britain.
"I Think I Prefer the Tinned Variety" presents the diary extracts Norman wrote when stationed at naval shore-bases in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Sidney, Australia; and Ponam in the Admiralty Islands.
My own fascination with family history has lead me to research the background to the diary which is included as annotations to the text.
The book is not an account of battles and action: it describes some of Norman's experiences far away from home and his everyday life as a shore-based radio mechanic during WW2.
Approximately 22,000 words long, the book is roughly half and half diary and annotations.
There may be a few passages in the diary extracts that upset modern sensibilities.
Her research into her own and her husband's WW1 Family History tells of bravery, sadness and some insoluble mysteries.
She's written this short book to commemorate the lives of those ancestors who served on the Western Front and those who remained on the Home Front.