Forest Silver: A Lake District Story by E M Ward


Julie’s review;

Such an enjoyable read, perfect for lovers of the Lake District  and classical historical fiction. This author knows the landscape in and around Grasmere so well and describes the natural environment in such detail so that it is woven into the heart of the story.

This novel offers a window into a wartime world not often seen, that of the impact of war on rural communities with the arrival of evacuees or ‘off-comes’. Great characters and a timeless story, highly recommended!

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A novel rich in the period culture of the Lake District, Forest Silver unfolds a story of village life unsettled with the arrival of evacuees during the Second World War. Wing-Commander Richard Blunt, recovering from a life-changing injury, comes into the orbit of the enigmatic and headstrong Corys de Bainrigg in a tale of love, longing and facing up to reality, with the ghost of wartime trauma ever an unwelcome guest. First published in 1941, Forest Silver is an important work of Lake District fiction, in which E M Ward evokes her environment with pitch-perfect authenticity.