Recently I came across a local Cork Writer, Aedin Johnston, who has written a book about a topic very close to her heart, entitled Finding James.
Her Granduncle, James O’ Connor was a Cork man who was called to the Colours in August 1914. He nearly made it to the end of the war but died on the battle fields of France in 1918. His family did not know why he joined the British Army or where he was buried. Through research Aedin followed his journey once he left Ireland to when he finally died.
Finding James is an emotional journey which uses one man’s details to understand the lives these soldiers led and to pay tribute to their sacrifice.
I am delighted to hand over to Aedin here at Swirl and Thread today with a wonderful guest-post entitled :
‘My Path to Self-Publication’