Mischief and 1917 Trench Pens, well Susan calls it mischief I say I’m having fun, Miss Penny speaking. I like to chew or more like pull apart. I don’t chew, at least not since I was a puppy. Psst! I remember how good it was to chew shoes, now that got me into trouble. Susan is in a creative mindset, which means I’m
ignored and no cuddles for hours and hours, an exaggeration but I’m a princess and need attention. After a nap I nonchalantly check the waste baskets, often something lies innocently on the floor; Kleenex tissues are the best, they are soft and pull into shreds, cardboard cylinders from toilet tissue are just my size and I can pick them up and roll them around the tinfoil ones are a bit of a challenge as
they are long and get caught on furniture. This week I managed to sneak a balled up piece of paper, it smelt good, a bit like a sandwich, but there were no crumbs but that didn’t matter as it ripped it into pieces without making any noise. I had fun with that for half an hour before Susan noticed. Hum … she wasn’t pleased, I’d made a mess, little bits of paper all over the office floor. Psst! Serves her right for ignoring me. Oh here it comes the evil eye, I’d better talk about Susan’s writing. Heart of Sophie’s War – Book Two is up the chapter 9. Sophie gets a letter
from her friend Hillary, who’s training to be a doctor. In 1917 female doctors were rare this was a brave thing to do. Writing letters kept soldiers moral up during the war, so how did a soldier write in the trenches, some used pencils but they smudged or erased. Dipping pens in ink was impractical. No ballpoint pens in 1917 but Parker and Watermans fountain pens were readily available. The soldiers used a Trench Pens a type of fountain pen that used dry ink, in the form of pellets that stored in the barrel; add a little water and write. Ingenious. Click forArticle and images of trench pens. Sophie is a wonderful complex character, forward thinking like her friend Hillary. If you’d like to know more about Sophie, and you love historical
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Read Prelude to Sophie’s War while you wait for the sequel – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?
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