The Goose Road by Rowena House

£14.99

A stunning debut novel about one girl’s remarkable journey across France during WWI. This is a different kind of War story, one that will stay with readers long after GCSE timelines have been forgotten. Packaged up in brown paper tied up with string and finished with a wax seal, your box will include all of our usual treats.

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A stunning debut novel about one girl’s remarkable journey across France during WWI. This is a different kind of War story, one that will stay with readers long after GCSE timelines have been forgotten. Packaged up in brown paper tied up with string and finished with a wax seal, your box will include all of our usual treats.

About The Book

France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front.

“I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either.”

But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears… In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother’s flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.

What’s included in your Box?

• A brand new paperback copy of The Goose Road by Rowena House.
• Four delicious beverages (English Tea Shop & Beanies Coffee)
• A Tasty Treat (Meredith & Drew Biscuits)
• A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home.
• A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!

* Gallery images show an example of what may be included in your box – treat contents may differ.

About the Author

Rowena House spent years as a foreign correspondent in France, Africa and then again in Europe before turning to fiction. She visited the WW1 battlefields of the Western Front repeatedly to research her prize-winning First World War short story, The Marshalling of Angelique’s Geese (WAR GIRLS, 2014) and again for her debut novel, THE GOOSE ROAD (Walker 2018).
Her fascination with the Great War, the trenches, and the appalling artillery battles of the Somme and Verdun began at school when studying the war poets, Wilfred Owen in particular. As an adult, she experienced war first-hand as a Reuter’s reporter in Ethiopia, and saw its terrible impact on civilians.
Now settled in the English countryside with her husband and son, Rowena holds a Master’s degree in rural economics and another in creative writing, and mentors fiction writers alongside her journalism and storytelling. 

The Other Important Bits

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Reading age: 12+
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