The Longest Night
Published 24 Apr 2017
RSM Peter Macdonald, the Cameron 'lifer' earns his crust at the battle of Nonne Boschen Wood in November 1914 but loses a younger brother, Jim who had given up a promising career to sign up for King and country. Haunted by his memories, Peter falls under the spell of a widow, Sorcha Cullen whose concerns give purpose to the adminitions of anti-war activist, Hannah Duff. On his way back to the front at Festubert, Peter detours to his youngest brother, Ronnie's artillery unit - to tell him face to face the drastic news of his decision to quit the Army. Hannah’s words of wisdom may save Peter - but can she deter her fiancé, his elder brother William from volunteering, 'to do his bit'?