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Happy Childhood Becomes a Mirage When Family Truths are Revealed


Author Blossom Ryecroft explores family dynamics and 1940s English village life in her new book

NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 06, 2018

When reality is simply one's own perception of it, what is the truth? Seventeen-year-old Linda believed her childhood to be a happy, loving one. However, when she learns of the lies she has been told about her family history, everything changes.

In "Maypole," by Blossom Ryecroft, the author weaves a tale of historical fiction, set in 1940s England, of family dynamics, deception and one girl's journey to self-discovery.

"This tale originates in the North Downs area in England," Ryecroft said. "It is a place of outstanding natural beauty."

Ryecroft herself grew up in an English village in the 1950s and joined the British Army at 19. After marrying a fellow soldier, she worked in southern England before moving to western Australia, where she currently resides with her family. Her book explores the mental coping mechanisms of a young girl, post trauma.

"After she learns of her birth and origins, Linda is unable to accept the truth," Ryecroft said. "She withdraws within herself and lives the life of a doll, neither giving nor receiving love."

By Blossom Ryecroft
ISBN: 978-1-5043-0836-6
Available at Balboa Press and Amazon

About the author
English-born Blossom spent her childhood in Hampshire village, one of a related group of villages similar to the Silver Villages. Her childhood was happy. Adult Blossom has had a number of adventures, including the British Army; working on the buses (England and Australia) and running a cinema and a drive-in cinema; also Australia. She and her husband have been married for 54 years; they have a son, daughter and two grandsons. Ryecroft's hobbies are keeping fit and bush walking. To learn more about the author and her book, visit:


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