How to Keep Well in Wartime — Jody Cooksley
Emily needs friends. Outwardly successful, about to get married, inside she is scared and grieving. When an accident reveals a relative she never knew existed, everything changes.
Jim has buried his life in a mundane job at the Ministry of Information, writing manuals to help others and hiding the secrets that continue to haunt his family.
Through their distinct voices, Emily speaking from 1993 and Jim from 1915, the link between two intriguing tales emerges. As their stories come together, will Emily finally escape the past to find a life of her own?
How to Keep Well in Wartime is a compelling exploration of the human condition and the importance of creating a life worth living.
Exploring how we deal with loss, grief, relationships, and mental health, How to Keep Well in Wartime addresses issues that are central to all our lives, delivering a story that is not only finely crafted, but meaningful.
Life ends not when you die, but when you stop living it, the narrative insists.
A powerful novel with a universal sensibility that transcends time and place to speak to readers everywhere.
— Tracey Iceton, author of The Celtic Colours trilogy & Rock God Complex: the Mickey Hunter Story
Jody Cooksley is a writer and journalist with a love of great stories. Her first novel, The Glass House, explored the life and work of pioneering photographer, Julie Margaret Cameron. How to Keep Well in Wartime is her second novel.
Jody works in communications and lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.