World War 2 in Sussex

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.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45 9.2-inch Mk II howitzer of 56th Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery, Hastings, Sussex. This work created by the United Kingdom Government is in the public domain.


Published by Isabella Muir

Isabella is passionate about exploring family life from the 1930s through to the 1960s and beyond. She has published six Sussex Crime mystery novels set during the 1960s and 1970s, a standalone novel dealing with the child migrant policy of the 1950s and 60s, several novellas set during the Second World War, and two short story collections. All available in paperback from your local bookshops, or online as ebooks. Her novels are also available as audiobooks, and have been translated into Italian.

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