Born at the close of the 2nd
World War to parents who were both wartime pilots, David’s childhood, moving from airforce base to airforce base around the world, was spent living with the history and opinions of that war. As a boy the exploits of daring do, fired his imagination. As a young man, a changing world led him to question the morals and ethics of war. But maturity brought him the understanding of the commitment that his parents, and so many others, had made and the beliefs and certainties that governed their actions.
David’s two book wartime saga Sing to Silent Stones
is largely fictional but it does, nevertheless, incorporate very many true tales from David’s, and his wife Linda’s, family. It explores the changing attitudes to the roles of men and women and the issues of illegitimacy. It begs the question as to how and why friendships across the divides of nationality, race and religion can survive in a world in conflict. And it weaves these stories within the context of the true happenings of the period.
David Snell has earned his living as a writer for the last three decades. He has many books and magazine articles to his name but Sing to Silent Stones
novels is his first venture into fiction.
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