Consultants don’t often make natural novelists; usually used to report writing!

But I’ve always had a real fascination for how communities live with occupiers and how they find a way forward – something as pertinent today with the ongoing troubles in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, as it was in the second World War.

Under the Yew Tree is a love story about Joseph and Julia and their close knit farming community here, in Sussex, and how they get on with living their lives.