The Velvet Sky

velvet_lg-temp Cherie Battista

Dusty Rose Books
pp. ●
$ (pb) ● $ (eb)

Publication date: February 2021

About the Book

Cherie Battista combines field research, family history, and fiction to piece together her Great Uncle Stephen Duckhouse life. Born in Birmingham, England in 1897, Stephen and his brother Albert immigrated to Canada in 1910 as Home Children–poor and orphaned children sent from the United Kingdom to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. Though underage, he joined the C.E.F. 129th Wentworth Battalion Regiment in 1916. He went to France as a part of the 87th Battalion and fought at the Battle of Hill 70.