So here’s the question. Part of my novel FAR AWAY is set in a POW camp in Italy during the Second World War and part of the escape described there (based on what actually happened to my father) involves five men hiding in the roof of one of the prison huts.
So in order to win a copy of my book answer this question: How long did they manage to stay in the roof? This includes the day they got in and the day they got down. The camp was in Sulmona in southern Italy and the month was October 1943. The roof’s proportions were as follows: 14′(L) x 6′(W) x 3’6″(H) – yes, that’s right they couldn’t stand upright.
Here’s a rough sketch from Beverley Edge’s diary; he was one of the five. I’ve coloured the men in orange.
The person who gets closest will be the proud winner of a signed copy of FAR AWAY. I mean how can you resist? I would particularly encourage people to enter who have never won anything in a competition before – that would be me, by the way. My father, on the other hand, only had to sneeze on a raffle ticket to have a bottle of sherry winging its way to him from the church fête.
A great deal of luck was involved in his escape and maybe it stayed with him afterwards.
If you’d like to read about the book please click the link below for a lovely review from the Manchester Military History Society: