Reviews

Men of the Army Service Corps (ASC), cheering at a football match, Serbian Sector, Balkan Front, Christmas Day, 1916. © IWM (Q 32615)

“This is the family history I wish I had written…. A combination of meticulous and genealogical research and fluid writing makes this a book that shouldn’t be missed. It is a perfect example of how both standard and unusual sources can be used creatively to allow us to imagine the details of our ancestors’ lives beyond the basic names and dates and places.” Marian Press, Toronto Tree (Ontario Genealogical Society, TO Branch)

“A true-life family biography that grips the reader with the passion of an engrossing novel…. The Cowkeeper’s Wish is riveting from cover to cover and highly recommended.” Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review

The Cowkeeper’s Wish is, by far, one of the best-written family histories I have seen … a wonderfully written narrative covering nearly one hundred years.” Leland Meitzler, GenealogyBlog

“This book is not only the story of the Jones families, but also the story of London in transition from its gritty and murderous underside.” Bobbi King, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

The Cowkeeper’s Wish is the story of a family but it is so much more. It is also the history of the times they lived through, a complex revelation of politics, music, food, fashion, and profound social changes.” Alison Watt, Dazzle Patterns

The Cowkeeper’s Wish is like a camera panning across decades of change, the rise and fall of families and the way fate and fortune conspire to create the present and the future . . . these fascinating family stories inspire us to ponder the many upstream tributaries that have transformed the rivers of our own lives.” Stephen R. Bown, Island of the Blue Foxes