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Author and former Lynn journalist, Ellee Seymour, has started work on the third book in her trilogy, The Royal Station Master's Daughters, and is hoping Lynn News readers can again have some input.

Ellee says the final book will be set in 1919 and focus on the aftermath of WW1 and Gallipoli.

She hopes readers might help her with information and answers to some of her questions.

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She says: “How did families living in the King’s Lynn and Sandringham area cope after the war, particularly those who worked on the royal estate? Were they able to pick up the pieces of their previous lives? Were they haunted by what they saw and returned as broken men? What about the widows? Were woman and children left destitute and forced to live in workhouses? Can anyone tell me about workhouses in the area during this time?“

“I would like to thank families who have already been in touch and provided me with valuable insights and inspiration as I like to be as true as I can to life during this period, and I very much welcome hearing from others who are able to share their ancestors’ stories.“

“I can keep any names anonymous, I am merely seeking to establish how families in this tight knit community coped after Gallipoli, as well as the impact it had on the men who survived.”

The Royal Station Master’s Daughters is inspired by Harry Saward, a real royal station master who worked at Wolferton Station between 1884-1924, and his family of three daughters, Jessie, Beatrice and Ada.

The first book in the series was published by Zaffre in April and the second title, The Royal Station Master’s Daughters at War, is due out as an ebook on September 1, and in print in April 2023. A title is yet to be decided for the final book in the series.

Ellee is a former Lynn News journalist and now lives in Ely. She can be contacted on 01353 523303, email elleeseymour@googlemail.com

For more information about The Royal Station Master’s Daughters see her website: https://www.elleeseymour.com/

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