About the Legion
05 November 2011
Written by Amanda Prowse, wife of Major Simeon Prowse MBE, Poppy Day is aiming to be a best seller this Remembrance.
Poppy Day is a compelling love story that sees Poppy, the young wife of a soldier serving in Afghanistan set off on a journey to try and save the man she loves. Along the way, she faces an impossible dilemma that results in huge personal sacrifice to get what she wants and with no guarantee of success. The book is both moving and funny, taking the reader through the full range of emotions as they follow Poppy's progress.
The story gives an insight into life beneath the uniform, a peek at what it's like to be the one left at home, ticking off the days until your loved one returns and what happens when there is the knock on the door that every Forces' wife, husband, mother, father or lover dreads…
Add to this the fact that every penny raised goes towards helping Service personnel who have experienced life changing injuries in Afghanistan to get their lives back to normal and you have a package which will capture the hearts and imagination of a nation whose regard for the Armed Forces is the highest it has been for generations. Please support Poppy Day, part of the 90th anniversary year Poppy Appeal.
"I love this book, Poppy Day had me crying one minute and laughing the next; I couldn't put it down." Carol Vorderman.
Listen to Amanda talk about the book and it's launch in Afghanistan in these radio interviews:
Poppy Day is available from Amazon in paperback, audio book and Kindle download as well as other retail outlets including online from the Legion's Poppy Shop.
All proceeds from the sale of Poppy Day go directly to The Royal British Legion to help fund the charity's Battle Back Centre for injured Service personnel. Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/battleback