THE daughter of a First World War soldier has written the story of her father’s journey from the trenches back to his utopia in the Hampshire countryside.
Pauline Hunt has written WWI and Workhouse Hill and signed copies of the book at Waterstones, in Andover, last Saturday.
Through the book the reader can travel alongside Pauline’s father Alberto as he is wounded in Flanders in 1917 and as he makes his way to Enham Alamein in 1926, where he was supported in his rehabilitation by the Enham charity.
In the village, he learned new skills and found ways to live with his disability.
Pauline, 81, who lives in Eastleigh, near Southampton, said: “I needed to tell the world about the courage of the men who came back from war and proudly struggled to the workshops at Enham to earn their money and care for their families.
“Now I’m in my dotage I have had the time to fulfil my ambition to share the story with as many people as will buy the book.”
WW1 and Workhouse Hill, by Helen Huntley (Pauline’s pen name) is available from Waterstones in Andover, priced £12.99. Pauline is donating 50p from every sale to the Enham charity.