Barring the odd heart attack, the contents of TEAW will very soon be turned over to Soaring Penguin and made into a book!
When we devised TEAW, our ethos was to put a human face on the events of the First World War, and tell stories from perspectives people would be familiar with, but through eyes they were not. One such example of this is The Black Chair, written by co-editor Jonathan Clode and illustrated by Catherine Pape. It tells the story of Welsh poet Ellis Humphrey Evans, or Hedd Wyn as he would come to be known. JC has mentioned his visit to the poets final resting place in his Ypres feature, but a few months back his co-pilot John Stuart Clark took the road less traveled and visited the Evans family home in North Wales, where Hedd Wyn’s story is kept alive and well…almost.
The Black Chair
Story by Jonathan Clode, Art and Letters by Catherine Pape