Fascinating tale of the Half-Shilling Curate reprinted

A second edition of a book by a Northumberland woman telling the story of her grandfather, an Army Chaplain during the Great War, has been published this month.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 25th February 2018, 5:00 am
The Half-Shilling Curate - Rev Herbert Cowl.
The Half-Shilling Curate - Rev Herbert Cowl.

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The book, first published in 2016, was also featured in The Times Literary Supplement towards the end of last year.

Acclaimed author and historian Allan Mallinson wrote: ‘In many ways, The Half-Shilling Curate is the story of the 5,000 chaplains who served with the British army in the First World War, 179 of whom died during that service.’ He added: ‘Love and decency shine from the pages in both words and photographs’.

Sarah described this as a great honour for a first-time published author, adding: “This was most probably one of my highlights of last year.