My Favourite Veterans

True Stories From World War Two's Hometown Heroes

    What the Book is About


Bestselling author Elinor Florence conducted personal interviews with twenty-eight veterans of World War Two, ordinary men and women who were thrust into the deadliest conflict of all times. Many of them had never told their stories before. This printed book has 256 pages and is illustrated with more than one hundred original photographs.

Among the twenty-eight veterans interviewed:

  • Fred Sutherland of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, the last Canadian dambuster

  • Jessie Middleton of Abbotsford, British Columbia, a nursing sister who treated Canadian soldiers

  • Stocky Edwards of Comox, British Columbia,  Canada’s greatest living fighter ace

  • Merle Taylor of Lochaber, Nova Scotia, who taught Morse Code to the pilots in training.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the stories published in the printed book are available to read for free, here on the author's blog. To read them, click: Wartime Wednesdays



        To Order the Book

SIGNED COPIES of this printed book are available directly from the author. There is no ebook since all stories are available for free on the author's blog.

Cost: $35.00 Canadian, plus $14.00 if mailed within Canada. TOTAL: $49.00 PER BOOK.

(Save mailing costs by ordering two or more copies.)

FOR PAYMENT INFORMATION, call Elinor at 250-342-1621, or email her at

This would make a great gift, and can be mailed straight to the recipient.




  • To order Elinor's new novel, click: Order Wildwood Now.

  •  To book Elinor for a speaking engagement,  click: Contact.

  • To see a list of Book Club Discussion Questions, click Events.        

  • For an up-to-date list of book appearances, click: Events.

  • To read an excerpt of her wartime novel, click: Bird's Eye View.

  • To order an ebook version of Bird's Eye View, click: Bird's Eye View Ebook. You can also buy an ebook from iBooks, Kobo or Kindle. The novel is also available as an Audiobook from Audible or iTunes.

  • To order a copy of Elinor's non-fiction book of interviews with veterans: My Favourite Veterans.


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