A Song for Will : The Lost Gardeners of Heligan, Hardback Book

A Song for Will : The Lost Gardeners of Heligan Hardback

Illustrated by Martin Impey


When the First World War is declared on 4th August 1914, errand boy, Alfie, is disappointed that he is too young to sign up.

But his frustration turns to despair as he begins to understand the brutal reality of battle.During the four year conflict, Alfie's exchange of letters with Heligan stone mason, Fred Paynter, and the visits home of gardener, William Guy, paint a poignant picture of life at the front. Reading them in a peaceful corner of England, the sanctuary of Heligan, Alfie realises just how different his life could have been.Can Fred and Will survive the horrors of the Somme offensive in 1916? And what shocking news might Alfie receive about other battles?Drawing on facts from the historical records of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, 'A Song For Will' is a beautiful story of longing, loss and discovery.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 69
  • Publisher: Strauss House Productions
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical
  • ISBN: 9780957124530



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