Isabella Muir, well-known for her love of 1960s crime and mystery, is now dipping her toe into another fascinating period of history. Several of Isabella’s novels include chapters that hark back to World War 2, exploring the back story of some of her key characters. Three of her novellas are set during World War 2 and now she plans to take things a step further.
Her current project, which is at the research stage, is all about life in Hastings, East Sussex during World War 2. Being on the south coast Hastings was literally in the firing line of the German offensive. Over the course of the war thousands of properties were damaged, some completely demolished, others barely salvageable.
For anyone who knows Hastings as it is today, it is hard to imagine how it must have been back then, with soldiers clearly in evidence defending the shores.