Deserter : a WWII novel based on true events

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Ann Herbert, May 19, 2017.

  1. Ann Herbert

    Ann Herbert New Member

    I'm a new member, and my apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place. I'm the author of the following book, which was published in April 2017, and which I'm sure will interest some members:

    Deserter: a novel based on true events / Ann Barrie

    Description: Why would a dedicated soldier turn his back on his own country and everyone he loves? This World War II novel takes the reader on a compelling journey from North Africa to Nova Scotia, from New York to Scotland, and ultimately to the extreme dangers of the Russian Arctic convoys.

    Based on a true story that was given to her father, Charles M Herbert, when he was in Canada under the Commonwealth Air Training Scheme, this is New Zealand author Ann Barrie’s first novel.

    Available on as a Kindle at: and as a paperback: ISBN: 9780473390655. Also available on and

    Author bio: Christchurch-born Ann Barrie was educated at Papakura High School, and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington. A librarian by profession, she lives on the south coast of Wellington.

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