Irene Drummond, born in 1931, has spent all but eight years of her life in the Swan Hill district, and currently lives in ‘a writer’s paradise – a little old farmhouse, down a no-through road, a leisurely stroll from the banks of the Murray River’. She continues to write and illustrate and finds these most pleasurable activities.
Irene began writing in 1982. She had lost a beloved son in 1981, and it is obvious in her moving writing, that she understands what grief is. But she also writes with, and about, great optimism and hope and courage.
Irene’s family have all encouraged and supported her in the writing of this saga and have been instrumental in persuading her to publish.
Irene researched the Second World War before writing her novel. The fighting events, prisoner of war and fighting locations are all based on fact but the characters are fictional.