An Interview with “White Feathers” Author, Susan Lanigan

Another great interview – this time on the 100 Great War Reads blog! The review is here (and linked to in the entry) https://greatwar100reads.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/white-feathers/

Thanks to Tamra at Great War 100 Reads for inviting me for interview – I had fun!

Great War 100 Reads

Susan Lanigan’s debut novel, White Feathers, tackles tough issues through the lens of the early 20th century that we still struggle with today … issues like bullying, mental illness, the fallout of war and the impact of stigma. I am pleased to welcome Susan to Great War 100 Reads today to share some reflections about her work.

Why did you write this book?

Susan Lanigan: At first it was simply because I was interested in World War One. Recently I unearthed the essay I’d written for my final history exam in secondary school. It was about the Battle of Verdun and “bleeding the French white”. I’d read about it in a book called Our Own Worst Enemy by Norman Dixon written back in the Eighties and it had fascinated me.

I’d been working on a short story on the theme of the white feather, including references to Bloomsbury…

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White Feathers by Susan Lanigan – Book Review

“More than anything else they were trying to plain survive…”

Bharti C is a book blogger based in Pune, India. She kindly agreed to review White Feathers and her thoughts are below. Do visit her book blog at 27bookstreet.wordpress.com!

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For those who have read the previous reviews on my blog, you know that I enjoy reading historical fiction. So when Susan Lanigan, the author of this great WWI story sent me a review copy I was a happy bird. It is a commendable debut and if I didn’t know it was a debut I would have easily imagined the author to be a seasoned writer. Now, I have read about WW2 fiction mostly and have missed reading about the beginning of the World Wars and how people at the time reacted to it. This story covers that well. Read on for my thoughts.

Book:

Title: White Feathers
Author: Susan Lanigan
Publisher: Brandon [The O’Brien Press Ltd. Ireland]
Published: August 2014
Format reviewed: Paperback
Rating: 4 stars

Story:

Two lives in danger – her lover’s and her sister’s. But she must choose only one. In 1913, young…

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