Cathy Faulkner has taught and examined at schools, colleges and universities in Europe and Japan for over twenty years, and currently teaches English at the University of Bristol. She graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature. She is currently working towards an MSc in TESOL at the University of St Andrews. Besides reading and writing, she loves musical theatre, playing various large bass instruments, printmaking and making stained glass windows. She lives in North Somerset with her husband, three children, five chickens and one cat.
'Digging for Victory' by Cathy Faulkner
Set in Devon in 1941, Digging for Victory tells the story of twelve-year-old Bonnie Roberts who is desperate to play a valuable part in the war effort. For her, tending the family vegetable patch just doesn’t cut it; she wants to be a hero like her RAF pilot brother, Ralph.
But when the mysterious Mr Fisher is billeted at her farmhouse, and Ralph is reported missing in action, she starts to question what heroism actually involves. And as Bonnie attempts to find out who Mr Fisher really is, she embarks on a life-changing and emotional voyage of discovery.