Elizabeth Beauchamp, a young bride to a lieutenant in the Seventeenth Lancers, and Edward Seagrave, a corporal in the Twelfth Regiment of Lancers, were childhood friends. In the backdrop of the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny, their separate lives are played out in ignorance of each other until very many years later when a chance encounter rekindles old emotions.
However, adult expectations are far different to those of adolescents. Circumstances have conspired to hinder any hopes of intimacy between a lady of breeding and a farmer’s son, even if he has risen through the ranks to become an officer of some worth.
About the Author
James was born in Leicestershire, England in 1948. He served in the Royal Navy before emigrating to Perth in Western Australia in 1982. He has three sons and a deceased wife Barbara.
James took up writing when he retired from full time employment, with the specific intent of using his own experiences and stories of his ancestors told to him by his father. He is a keen gardener, plays darts with the Kingsley Darts Club; and is proud to be a life member of the Wanneroo Civic Choir.