General The Lord Dannatt, GCB. CBE. MC. DL., former head of the British Army has added his support to Benedict’s Appeal this month in aid of The Royal British Legion.
“I congratulate Tricia Walker and The Royal British Legion for working together over this special edition of Benedict’s Brother,” said Lord Dannatt. “And I very much hope that it not only raises a useful amount of money, but helps to honour the memory of the Far East Prisoners of War through the imaginative memorial at the National Arboretum”. Find out more>
- “A wonderful and evocative story that will be visually stunning on the screen. The images of Thailand, of the monastery and the monks are the perfect visual backdrop on which to play out the spiritual adventure that Benedict undertakes. The parallel narrative told via Benedict’s uncle’s diary entries during his time as a prisoner of war will provide a visceral and moving juxtaposition to Benedict’s story.”
Norma Heyman, Academy Award-Winning Film Producer
- “An extraordinary book, beautifully written and heartbreaking. Felt that I was taking the journey with the writer, smelling the flowers and listening to the river flowing, and sobbed my heart out at the brutality and inhuman treatment of all the prisoners of war. Would urge everyone to take some quality time and quietly read this, it helps to heal some of the scars left behind by the loss of the forgotten ones. Importantly their legacy is now in the hands of their children and the Hut and Garden at the National Arboretum is a reflective and inspirational place to visit.”
Sally Lucas, New York, FEPOW relative
Tricia Walker is an acclaimed UK based author living in Bournemouth.
Tricia’s first novel ‘Benedict’s Brother’ was selected as a Book of the Year in the industry press and is currently being developed as a feature film. Having completed her second novel, Tricia is currently working on the sequel to Benedict’s Brother.
Stories, people, places
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That work never stops.
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