From my Archives: The Inspiration Behind Pattern of Shadows. Ah, the Memories! #Bookbub

Judith Barrow’s inspirations for Pattern of Shadows and the Howarth family saga

Judith Barrow

I’m thrilled that Pattern of Shadows is on BookBub this month and grateful to my publishers, Honno, for the support and belief in my writing. When I discovered the first of the trilogy was going to be promoted, I remembered the research that set off the idea for the book, and thethoughts it brought back.So this is a return to memory lane…

Glen Mill was the inspiration for the first of my trilogy: Pattern of Shadows.Glen Millwas one of the first two POW camps to be opened in Britain.A disused cotton mill built in 1903 it ceased production in 1938. At a time when all-purpose built camps were being used by the armed forces and there was no money available for POW build, Glen Mill was chosen for various reasons: itwasn’tnear any military installations or seaports and it was far from the south and east of Britain, it was large…

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