Book: Acts of Love and War by Maggie Brookes
A captivating story of Lucy and her work to aid the people (and especially children) of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Drawn initially by her affection for brothers Tom and Jamie, who on opposite sides of the conflict show us differing interpretations of the conflict.
Acts of Love and war is much more than a war novel, it is a gem of Historical Fiction with characters that will stay with you long after you read the last page.
What is in the box?
Assorted Biscuits – Walkers – One of the only rations available to the Spanish were cookies from England. We chose these classic cookies to enjoy while reading.
*Emergency Hot Chocolate – Walton Wood Farm – Hot Chocolate features as sustenance throughout the novel inspiring this emergency version. A warm and sweet treat to warm your body and soul.
*Emergency Lantern Valencia Orange Candle – Allenwick Candles – Capture the intoxicating scents of Spain while you reflect on an era where light was supplied by candle.
*Sangria Mix – Gourmet du Village –A nod to a Spanish favorite. The perfect mix to enjoy on the last days of summer.
*Stationary Set – I’ll Know It When I See It – A custom designed stationary set to inspire the lost art of letter writing. Like the characters in Acts of Love and War, letter writing was the key form of communication.
*Coconut Clusters – Handfuel - Nuts are a main crop in Spain. We love the sweet and nutty flavour of this mix.
Author Letter – Penguin Random House and Maggie Brookes – A custom letter for Sweet Readers from this month’s author.
*Bookmark – Mark your page with this custom bookmark themed to the novel.
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