The Untold Story of WWI on both sides of the ChannelAugust 1914. The Ministry of War requisitions over a thousand iconic red double decker buses from the streets of London to act as troop transports, as ambulances and mobile lofts for carrier pigeons for the Western Front.
All Change tells the untold story of WWI through the eyes of Ted Digby, a middle-aged bus driver who, on an impulse, signs up without telling his wife Norah or his daughter Ruby. With his still-red double decker, Ted swaps his usual route from Euston Station to Shepherd's Bush for a route to the battlefields. With him is his young, vulnerable co-driver, Billy Boy Cotgrave.On the Western Front, Ted and Billy join a shell-shocked pigeon handler, an ex- London wheeler-dealer and a sadistic sergeant, Ted falling in love with the enchanting Kitty. On the Home Front, Norah and Ruby find new challenges in their lives, including taking on jobs previously filled by the men now at the Front. All their lives change forever. But who will thrive and survive? And will Ted's reckless gamble pay off long-term?
'All Change is the best type of historical fiction and is difficult to put down.'
Illustrations by Hugh Ribbans. www.hughribbans.com