In the second half of the show I talk with novelist April Smith about the novel A Star for Mrs. Blake. The novel is based on a federal program in the early 1930s that offered Gold Star Mothers an opportunity to go to Europe to visit the graves of their sons killed in World War One.
Listen to the whole program at “The Historians” online archive at http://www.bobcudmore.com/thehistorians/
“The Historians” theme music is “Gloucester Wassail”, performed by Liaisons Plaisantes from their CD, “A Plaisantes Christmas”. Liaisons Plaisantes, who play music from the 1700s, was formed in 2005. Members include Ron Burch, Olof Jansson, Marilee Urbanczyk, Sue-Ann Wheadon and Susan Casler. Instruments are harpsichord, fiddle, cello, clarinet and whistles.