Almost as soon as the website opened to contributions, it became clear to us that the response from the public was going to be powerful and unique. William Collins, the history imprint at Harper Collins UK, agreed with us that an edited selection of letters, like a playlist, would be a good addition to this digital war memorial project. The anthology includes letters from nurses, school-children, veterans and prisoners as well as well-known writers and public figures. It offers a remarkable glimpse of both the depth and breadth of response that the project inspired across the country and across the world. The book contains 132 letters and we think you’ll agree that it’s a good read.
The book is available from all booksellers and e-retailers and can be purchased direct from the publisher here.