E.V. Thompson...Chase the Wind
Oldies But Goodies: Forced by health issues, I sat in my recliner to be inactive. Grrr - I don’t have an E-reader which left me watching TV. Boring. My hubby saved the day. Out in the shed hidden away was a satchel full of books I had read at least fifteen or possibly more years ago. A feast of paper, YUMMY. Since, I have begun writing myself I read these books with a different eye than I had years ago.
I have decided to share my journey in paper back history. Hope you enjoy..@
Chase the Wind by E. V. Thompson
This is as far I can tell the only book of his I have read. I now know why Years ago, OK... eons ago, I was Catherine Cookson fan. If you ever read her stories, you know her books are strong emotional reads. Usually she wrote about depressing times and the struggles people had to endure to survive physically as well as socially.
E.V. Thompson’s Chase the Wind took me back to those types of stories and times. The time when every moment of someone’s day was about survival. There is no way to understand what people had to live through as a poor miner working in deplorable conditions to feed their families. The forced choices those who wanted a different outcome for their own lives than those of their parent or grandparents.
E.V. Thompson will take you there is a gentler way, but make not mistake you will smile, you will cringe and your eyes will mist over.
Ernest Victor Thompson MBE (14 July 1931 – 19 July 2012) was an English author of historical novels.
Thompson served in the Royal Navy for nine years and then joined the Bristol Police. He later became the chief security officer for the Department of Aviation in Rhodesia. In 1970 he retired to Cornwall to concentrate on being an author. Thompson specialized in historical novels mainly based in Cornwall and wrote over 40 books. His novel Chase the Wind was voted as the best historical novel of the year.
Thompson was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to literature and the community in Cornwall.
Thompson died on 19 July 2012 at his home at Launceston, Cornwall aged 81.
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