I am not an avid reader and my confession is not going to reflect highly on me , specially since I am trying to make it in a knowledge era. Don’t mistake this for – I never read. I am more of an experiential learner. However, the books I read, the stories I love – stay with me, word by word , feeling by feeling forever.
One such story I read, was – Remember the Roses. I read it more than 22 years back(Proves my point that I love reading sometimes). Written by Avery Taylor, a British author, published originally in 1967 (I wasn’t born then). Will quickly brief the plot for you:
” During the Second World War, Robert, an English agent, comes to rescue Paul Renard, a key member of the French Resistance, who has been taken by the Gestapo and is being held in a prison in Rouen, France. Robert parachutes into a field near Rouen. When he tries to make a contact with a member of the Resistance, Robert is almost captured by the Nazis. A young girl called Jehane le Brun rescues him and helps him to locate and free Renard. When Robert returns to England, no one believes his account of how he returned with Renard.
But when they all inspect the evidence, Robert finds that Jehane could have been none other than the legendary Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc, who had fought for France in 1429.”
Second world war was fought in the years 1939-45. The story of the girl’s bravery never left me. And it has forever inspired me.
The reason I write this – I would so love to meet the author and I am unable to find her on any social media.
Humble appeal to anyone who reads this blog – if you can find the author – Avery Taylor, can you please tell her I am so inspired by her writing and if possible, get me her contact details – reach me here or on my twitter @smitapmishra.
Thanks for your time!! Keep reading lovely books and stories!! Keep inspiring and getting inspired!!